MIAMI – Eurowings (EW) is on the starting block to meet an expected summer travel rush, pending travel restrictions being dropped. the airline is out on the external labor market to hire 250 flight attendants.

Eurowings has announced the move via a press release dated June 23 giving details on the operation, the first since the onset of the pandemic crisis. EW is on the search within its parent Lufthansa Group (LH), specifying that priority will be given to employees whose jobs have been affected by staff cuts.

Notwithstanding preference being given to LH Group’s employees, the final choice will be given to the best candidates for the job.

Eurowings Airbus 320-200 D-ABDQ in Special Europa Park Livery – Photo : Alberto Cucini/Airways

Meeting the Summer Demand

The new hires add up to the 400 already recruited in the course of recent months, both cockpit and cabin crew, necessary to meet operational needs linked to EW planned summer season schedule and increasing demand.

Besides being addressed to LH Group’s furloughed staff, the job advertising was also directed toward crews of Germanwings (4U), SunExpress (XQ), and LGW (HE) all of which ceased operations following the travel restrictions imposed due to the pandemic.

Flight attendants already flying with EW have been offered increases in working hours or proposals for internal transfers.

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