19
June
2023
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08:03
Europe/Amsterdam

Eurowings starts summer vacation with record employment levels

Summary
  • Germany's largest leisure airline on the threshold of 5,000 employees

  • Eurowings hires several hundred additional employees

  • IT experts, technicians, and pilots in particular demand

  • 400 flights a week to Mallorca: Eurowings ready for summer peak

  • Managing Director Kai Duve: “All preparations in terms of staff have been made”

The comeback of the travel industry is gaining momentum in the summer of 2023: German airline Eurowings is responding to this development with a wave of new hires and has already reached a new peak in staffing just one year after the end of the Covid crisis. Germany's largest leisure airline now has more than 4,700 employees, including around 1,500 colleagues hired since the crisis.

They were recruited in particular for the flight operations of Eurowings Germany and Eurowings Europe, as well as for the fast-growing IT startup Eurowings Digital GmbH at the Cologne location. As a result, the airline is heading into the summer holiday season with a record number of employees in order to be as well-staffed as possible and able to fly at times up to 100,000 passengers a day to their well-deserved vacations.

Ready for the Mallorca boom

Once again this year, the most important and by far the most popular summer destination for Germans is Mallorca. With a growing Eurowings base at Palma and using the largest Airbus medium-haul jet A321 (more than 230 seats), Eurowings will shuttle between Mallorca and Germany up to 400 times a week. Other sunny destinations are also very popular with Eurowings customers – this year Crete and Rhodes in Greece in particular, as well as numerous destinations in Italy, Spain and Turkey.

The strong comeback of the travel industry continues to keep the human resources department at Eurowings in high gear: By the end of the year, the Lufthansa Group airline, which specializes in affordable flights within Europe, is expected to approach the threshold of 5,000 employees for the first time – and exceed it next year. The company is still looking for numerous specialists, especially IT experts, technicians, pilots and flight attendants.

Interested parties (m/f/d) can find all vacancies and additional information at lufthansagroup.careers. In order to continue the development of the company's growth course towards Europe, Eurowings will also be presenting itself at a roadshow in the next few days, starting on 22 June in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Eurowings operates a thriving base in this city, as well as a partnership with Smartwings, the country's largest airline. The other roadshow dates are in Wroclaw (11 July), Krakow (12 July), Warsaw (13 July), Split (9 August) and Bucharest (22 August).

With these measures, Eurowings is developing rapidly – not only in terms of company size, but also in terms of diversity. The Cologne-based company's pan-European growth course means that Eurowings now has employees from more than 50 nations. The proportion of women in flight operations at Eurowings Germany is 53 percent, and 49 percent across all occupational groups and companies.

Kai Duve, Managing Director Finance and Human Resources at Eurowings: “We are delighted and confident to see how quickly the travel industry is emerging from its longest and most difficult crisis. With the recruitment of more than 1,500 new employees, Eurowings has made all the preparations in terms of personnel to ensure that passengers have the smoothest possible start into their summer vacations. We have already demonstrated this during the first vacation peaks of the year at Easter and Whitsun. We are confident that our airport partners have also prepared well for this summer, so that together we can give our guests a good start to their vacations.”