Deutsche Lufthansa AG has announced that it will
hire more than 8,000 new employees this year.
The majority of the new staff
will be flight attendants who will work for various Lufthansa
Group airlines in 2018.
Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, will
be hiring around 2,500 flight attendants alone at its hubs in
Frankfurt and Munich; overall, the Lufthansa Group airlines will
employ more than 4,000 new recruits.
Employees are also being hired in other
areas of the group. Around 500 new hires are, for example, being
planned for Lufthansa Technik at various locations. Austrian
Airlines is also hiring a total of more than 500 new recruits,
including flight attendants for the check-in and the cockpit,
among others, and is also looking for employees in other business
With 38,000 employees, Lufthansa is the largest employer in
Frankfurt and the federal state of Hesse.
"Lufthansa is still one of the most attractive
companies in Germany and is the ideal employer for many
applicants. Last year, over 100,000 applications were submitted to
the career portal www.Be-Lufthansa.com. We're very proud of that.
We are very pleased that we are able to hire more than 8,000
employees again this year," said Dr. Bettina Volkens, member of
the Executive Board and Head of HR & Legal Affairs at Deutsche