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Wizz Air hired 2,500 new flight attendants this year
Author: MTI | [email protected]
Published: 29.10.2022. 07:48 | Update: 29.10.2022. 07:50
Budapest – The airline has bases in 16 countries, new colleagues are being recruited in these countries.
Wizz Air hired 2,500 new flight attendants in the first nine months of the year; the company aims to have 20,000 employees by 2030 – informs MTI of the airline.
Currently, the company has almost 7,000 employees, of which more than 2,000 are pilots and almost 4,500 are flight attendants. Due to the epidemic, 19 percent of their employees were laid off in 2020, but today there are 2,500 more people working at Wizz Air than before the crisis, they said.
The airline has bases in 16 countries, and new colleagues are being recruited in these countries. More than a hundred new flight attendants were hired in Hungary this year.
This year, the company will increase its workforce by more than 600 pilots. The pilots have it in Hungary, so the newly hired ones start at a foreign base first, and only later can they transfer to the Budapest or Debrecen base.
New aircraft will arrive at the airline for the rest of the year, so they are constantly expanding their team, they plan to hire more than 450 people this year.
Wizz Air currently operates more than a thousand routes, touching more than 200 cities in 54 countries.
The fleet now consists of 171 Airbus A320ceo, A321ceo, A320neo and A321neo aircraft with an average age of less than five years. According to the plans, the number of airline planes will reach 500 by 2030.
The discount airline WizzAir closed its 2021-2022 fiscal year, which ended in March this year, with a loss of 642.5 million euros, after a loss of 576 million euros the previous year. Its revenue more than doubled to 1.66 billion euros from 739 million euros the previous year. The airline’s loss before taxes, interest and depreciation (EBITDA) decreased by 19 million euros from the previous year’s loss of 182.8 million euros.
In the financial year 2021-2022, WizzAir carried 27.1 million passengers, compared to 10.2 million in the previous year.