Lufthansa will hire 4.300 new employees in 2008
Lufthansa, Europe`s second-largest airline, plans to hire about 4,300 new employees in Germany this year as it adds more planes and destinations.Cabin crew, customer relations and trainee positions will be added, Andreas Bartels, a spokesman for the Cologne-based carrier, said, confirming a report in the Bild Zeitung newspaper.
``Every new jet creates about 400 new jobs,`` Bartels said.
``Deutsche Lufthansa plans to expand its fleet and start new routes. Continuous growth means that demand for personnel is also rising.``
Lufthansa hired 2,500 new workers in 2006 and 3,000 last year, Bartels said. By the end of this year, the airline may have hired about 10,000 new employees since 2006, he said. Lufthansa shares have fallen 14pc in the last 12 months, valuing the company at €8.3bn. Air France-KLM Group SA is Europe`s biggest airline. (Bloomberg)