Lufthansa hires 20,000 new employees

With 2023 set to be an even busier year than this one, airlines worldwide are under pressure to ensure adequate staffing levels to cope with the resumption of travel, and Lufthansa is no exception. The German airline has just launched its latest recruitment campaign and is looking for 20,000 new employees.

The airline’s recruitment drive in Germany began on November 21, reaching out to potential employees through print, radio and social media. The increased workforce should help the airline avoid the chaos seen this year in North America and Europe, partly caused by staff shortages.


Before the pandemic, Star Alliance member had 138,000 employees. The latest figures from October this year show that the airline has 109,000 employees. If the airline manages to add another 20,000 employees, its workforce will again be close to its pre-pandemic peak.

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Lufthansa’s Chief Human Resources Officer Michael Nigemann outlined the need for the hiring campaign, saying:

“We clearly show that the Lufthansa Group is looking to the future with great ambitions. To be at the top of the industry, we need dedicated and motivated employees to handle a wide range of tasks and challenges. The companies of the Lufthansa Group offer prospects for the future with exciting job offers. Connecting people, cultures and economies in a sustainable way is what drives us. We need reinforcements for this. We still have a lot to do!”

What roles are available?

Lufthansa advertises vacancies for more than 45 different positions. In addition to pilot and flight attendant roles, with a particular focus on technicians, IT specialists and lawyers.

Lufthansa pilots and crew

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Vacancies are available at various Lufthansa Group locations, including Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Hamburg and Brussels. According to the airline, some of the roles are to replace employees who have left the carrier throughout the pandemic, while others are for new roles.

An example of campaign material can be seen below (in German):

Recruiting company Lufthansa

Photo: Lufthansa

Earlier this month Lufthansa agreed on payment with the Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organization (UFO) union, which will see the airline’s approximately 19,000 flight attendants benefit from a pay rise.

Lufthansa’s strong recovery so far

After heavy losses in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the pandemic, the Lufthansa Group reported significant operating profit of more than 1 billion euros ($1.02 billion) in the 3rd quarter of this year.

The Lufthansa Group consists of Germany’s very own flagship carrier, SWITZERLANDBrussels Airlines, Eurowings and Austrian Airlines. With a fleet of more than 700 aircraft and 47 million passengers in 2021, the group is the second largest airline in Europe.

What do you think of Lufthansa’s latest recruitment drive? Will it be enough to meet the sudden increase in demand after the pandemic? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

  • Tom Boone-169


    IATA/ICAO Code:

    Airline type:
    A full-service carrier

    Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport

    Year of foundation:
    1953 year

    Star Alliance

    Group of airlines:
    Lufthansa Group

    General Director:
    Karsten Spohr


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