Hungarian airline Wizz Air will start hiring pilots and co-pilots in Madrid between August 31 and September 4 to meet its growth projections, the Hungarian low-cost airline reported in a statement on Thursday.
Among the profiles sought, the Eastern European company is looking for Captains and First Officers who hold the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) license to fly in member countries, regardless of whether they hold a type rating (the rating that certifies they fly may) have or not specific aircraft model).
This airline operates a fleet of 185 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, which the airline plans to nearly triple by 2030, to a total of 500 Airbus A320neo/321neo and A321XLR aircraft.
The Wizz Air story
Wizz Air’s first flight took off from Katowice on May 19, 2004. Wizz Air currently offers more than 600 routes from 25 bases in the region: Vienna in Austria; Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Sofia and Varna in Bulgaria; Kutaisi in Georgia; Budapest and Debrecen in Hungary; Riga in Latvia; Vilnius in Lithuania; Skopje in North Macedonia; Chisinau in Moldova; Katowice, Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Wroclaw in Poland; Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iasi, Sibiu and Timisoara in Romania; Belgrade in Serbia; London-Luton in the UK; Kyiv in Ukraine.
After a decade of solid growth to become the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, it successfully completed an IPO on February 25, 2015, formalizing its listing on the London Stock Exchange, where it is listed under the stock ticker WIZZ and employs more than 3,000 people.
It has a young fleet of single Airbus A320 family aircraft, including the A320 and A321ceo aircraft. Wizz Air received its first A321ceo aircraft in November 2015 and will have more than 20 aircraft in 2018.
It has a contract with Airbus to equip 110 A321neo aircraft with new technology and advanced systems and engines, such as aerodynamic devices called Sharklets. This will further reduce Wizz Air’s industry-leading cost base as well as the company’s carbon footprint.