Hungarian airlines Wizz Air plans to hire 4,600 new pilots by 2030, with more than 300 this year, the carrier said. He added that the pilots will fly Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft on more than 800 routes.
“Wizz Air (…) announces an increase in pilot recruitment – the carrier plans to hire 4,600 new people by 2030. The airline, wishing to implement 100% of its pre-pandemic operations plan this summer, has already trained over 150 additional pilots. 300 people “- the carrier said in a press release.
Airlines Wizz Air and Ryanair intend to hire pilots
The airline announced that the pilots who will join the Wizz Air crew will fly modern Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft on more than 800 routes to 191 destinations in 49 countries.
As reported by Wizz Air, its offer is addressed both to experienced captains and first officers, as well as to people with no experience in aviation.
“The Wizz Air Pilot Academy program allows you to obtain a commercial pilot license. In addition to recruiting pilots, Wizz Air continues to recruit the remaining crew members at 43 bases” – the carrier said.
The airline recalled that 18 bases were opened last year and over 300 new Wizz Air routes were launched.
Wizz Air has five bases in Poland, in: Warsaw, Katowice, Kraków, Gdańsk and Wrocław. The carrier operates a fleet of 142 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The line is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the name WIZZ.
Irish in July Ryanair has announced that it intends to hire over 2,000 pilots in the next three years. This is related to the delivery of over 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
Most popular airlines
The data of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency show that in June this year. LOT Polish Airlines performed the most flights in Polish space – 5,072 flights. The national carrier had 13 percent. participation in air traffic.
Irish Ryanair performed 4,682 flights (12%), Hungarian Wizz Air – 2,731 flights (7%). The top five was completed by German Lufthansa and Turkish Turkish Airlines – 1,951 flights each (5 percent).
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