Tuesday, 5 February 2019

2018 a record year for Austrian Airlines which is now looking for 19 trainees

Vienna based Austrian Airlines is looking to hire an additional 19 trainees starting this September the airline has announced.  Every year the friendly local carrier trains a large number of apprentices in different areas of the company. The field of aircraft engineering is particularly exciting. 

The airline is once again recruiting sixteen candidates this year for apprenticeship training in its own training workshop. In addition, three trainees will be accepted for training as office clerks. The training program is carried out in cooperation with the Vocational Training Institute (BFI) for Lower Austria and can be concluded in combination with a higher education entrance qualification (“Matura”). Currently, 54 apprentices are being trained at Austrian Airlines. 

• Sixteen technical apprentices and three office clerk trainees are needed 
• Training commences on September 2, 2019 
• 54 apprentices are currently undergoing training at Austrian Airlines 

“We are pleased to once again be in a position this year to train the aircraft technicians and office clerks of tomorrow. In our training program the apprentices learn what matters in the maintenance of state-of-the-art aircraft and doing business for an international airline”, explains Nathalie Rau, Head of Human Resources at Austrian Airlines. “In fact, Austrian Airlines is one of the few companies in Austria in which the training to be an aircraft technician can be completed at the company’s own training workshop. This strengthens the Vienna Airport flight hub.” 

The training program for aircraft technicians takes 3.5 years, whereas the comparable training as office clerks takes three years. The program includes practical on-the-job training, a theoretical education in the vocational school as well as internal and external training seminars on specialized topics, for example, technical English. Currently, the gross remuneration paid to trainees amounts to € 530.29 per month. Applications can be submitted up until February 28, 2019 under the following link: You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.https://www.be-lufthansa.com/de/austrian 

2018 a record year!

Austrian Airlines set a new passenger record in 2018 of 13.9 million passengers. This performance surpasses the previous all-time high of 2017 by one million passengers, comprising a year-on-year rise of 8.5%. The flight offering measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up 6.2%. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) climbed 9.7% compared to 2017. Capacity utilization of the flights equalled 79.3% on average, an increase of 2.5 percentage points. The number of flights was up 4.8% in the year 2018 to a total of 150,963. 

“On balance, people generally flew more frequently in 2018 and considerably more often with Austrian Airlines. We plan to further expand our flight offering at the Vienna flight hub again in 2019“, states Andreas Otto, Member of the Management Board and CCO of Austrian Airlines. 

More than 950,000 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in the month of December 2018, corresponding to a 5.8 percent increase from the prior-year month. The flight offering was up 5.5 percent. Revenue passenger kilometres rose by 8.1 percent. Capacity utilization in the month of December 2018 equalled an average of 75.2 percent, representing an increase of 1.8 percentage points compared to the previous year. The number of flights operated in December 2018 climbed 5.0 percent to 11,113 flights.

The airline also recently announced that it would retire its 18 Bombardier Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft by 2021 as the firm reevaluates its fleet which will also see the carrier take more Airbus A320 aircraft.  The airline is also looking to replacing its ageing Boeing 767 long-haul aircraft in the not too distant future. 

(Image Austrian Airlines Embraer aircraft at Vienna from Austrian Airlines)