AUA: Leaving Pilots Cost € 55m

TransportAirlines & Airports ♦ Published: June 5, 2012; 20:04 ♦ (Vindobona)

Because of the austerity package, 118 pilots left Austrian Airlines. CEO Jaan Albrecht wants to bring them back.

AUA: Leaving Pilots Cost € 55m / Picture: © Austrian Airlines

At least three of the 121 pilots returned to AUA. In total, AUA employs 1,000 pilots and 2,000 flight attendants. Yesterday, it became official that 221 flight attendants will leave AUA. CEO Albrecht said that he would take every single pilot who has left the airline.

The controversies arose because of the transfer of undertakings to its own subsidiary Tyrolean. The transfer is…