Germany’s Lufthansa has said it is going to hire 3,000 new staff this year. About two thirds of them will flight attendants and ground personnel working from the airline’s main hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, but Lufthansa is also planning to train 240 new pilots and hire hundreds of additional engineers.
In an interview Lufthansa’s Chief Executive Wolfgang Mayrhuber said that air transport remains a “real job motor for Germany.” He added “For that to continue, the infrastructure at German airports must improve urgently, otherwise the new jobs will be in Dubai or somewhere else.”
Lufthansa’s traffic grew by 7.8% on European routes last year. Currently it employs around 94,000 people, having taken on 2,500 new workers last year.
After the news broke the company’s shares rose to their highest level in five and a half years.