Low-cost airline company Wizz Air announced additional recruitment of the 4.6 thousand pilots to 2030
Air carrier during 10 years also intends to acquire 500 airplanes Airbus.
Hungarian low-cost airline company Wizz Air on the background of gradual crisis recovery caused by coronavirus pandemic announced additional recruitment of 4.6 thousand pilots to 2030. It is said in the carrier’s declaration published on the company’s web-site.
At present moment pilots’ training course in Wizz Air have already taken more than 150 people. Airline company expects that this measure will allow this Summer to restore transportation volume almost completely till the before-crises level of 2019. In addition, as the message says, till the end of the current year Wizz Air plans to hire 300 new pilots.
Besides, the airline company underlined that in the nearest future Wizz Air intends to increase the fleet of the airplanes more than thrice. It is expected that during 10 years air carrier will acquire 500 airplanes Airbus that will create additional jibs for the pilots. Except for active recruitment of the pilots in the framework of the plans to restore market positions air carrier Wizz Air continues to employ flight attendants as well.
“We are glad to employ thousands new pilots during such important period for Wizz Air as we continue to expand our presence in Europe and outside. Whether it is qualified pilot with 20 years’ experience or novice pilot without flight experience, we strive to provide our employees with stable carrier growth and opportunity for quick development”, – Wizz Air Chief Operations Officer Heiko Holm marked.
At present moment Hungarian low-cost company is adding capacities again: at present moment 600 new pilots are going through procedure of qualification training flight. To the middle of summer season intensity of the fleet operation has increased.
For the fiscal year 2021 (that ended on March 31st) Hungarian carrier born losses in amount of 576 million euro. During next three months airline company used just 33% of available capacities.
“Restrictions of the populations’ mobility during past period still prevented full recovery of the international air connectivity, – commented Wizz Air president Jozsef Varadi. – But during the quarter we observed reassuring signs of recovery of the demand on passenger transport. People started to return to travels in spite of restrictions”.