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Austrian Airlines to Hire 600 New Employees, to Fly to Tokyo and Cape Town

Published: March 1, 2018; 08:05 · (Vindobona)

Close to 12.9 million passengers flew with Austria’s national carrier last year, comprising a rise of 12.8 percent compared to the previous year. In 2018 the airline plans the integration of another long-haul aircraft, a Boeing 777-200 jet, in its fleet. It is planned to hire 150 employees just to operate this one new aircraft. In total about 200 pilots, 300 flight attendants and 100 employees in the fields of aircraft maintenance and ground handling will be hired. The additional capacity will enable Austrian Airlines to expand its intercontinental route network to Japan and South Africa.

AUA to hire about 200 pilots, 300 flight attendants and 100 employees in the fields of aircraft maintenance and ground handling / Picture: © Austrian Airlines / Metro Verlag (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Austrian Airlines started the New Year with strong passenger volume and last month carried more than 730,000 passengers, comprising a rise of 10.5 percent from the prior-year month.

The airline needs to expand its current staff by a total of 600 people this year due to the expansion of the medium-haul fleet in the past year as well as the planned transfer of pilots to the…

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