The Eurowings Group is continuing its growth course in European air traffic. The Lufthansa Group’s low-cost airline will continue to grow strongly organically and recruit a large number of new employees immediately. Eurowings has already hired more than 500 employees in recent weeks, including many flight attendants and pilots from the insolvent Air Berlin. “We will now be offering a large number of additional jobs at our locations in Germany as well as in Austria and Spain,” said Lufthansa Board Member and Eurowings CEO Thorsten Dirks. Specifically, Eurowings is seeking staff for its locations in Düsseldorf, Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg and Palma de Mallorca.

It goes without saying that for all applicants previous experience, including remuneration, will be taken into account. Thorsten Dirks, “We are offering secure jobs on attractive terms with Europe’s fastest growing airline.” In this case, applicants who are former employees of Air Berlin, including its subsidiaries, can go through a shortened selection process. Eurowings will be holding three information events (Recruiting Days) as early as next week: in Vienna on 19 and 20 December and in Düsseldorf on 21 December. A commitment to hire will be made at these events in cases where applicants can demonstrate their suitability.

Beyond organic growth, Eurowings is continuing its efforts to acquire Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (LGW). “We are prepared to give up a large number of slots to achieve approval from the EU Commission; we submitted our revised commitments in Brussels yesterday,” said Dirks. As part of the planned acquisition of LGW, subject to approval by the competent EU Commission, the aim is for all of the company’s 870 employees to move over to Eurowings with their existing employment contracts.