Wizz Air improves its offer to pilots

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As she launches a new campaign of recruitment of pilots, the airline low cost Wizz Air announcement of new schedules and an retention bonusplus additional benefits.

The Hungarian specialist in low-cost flights and its subsidiaries announced on July 3, 2023 a series of measures to improve the lot of pilots, and to retain them. The new service schedule crew” will take effect between next October and January 8, 2024. It will include both fixed and flexible options for those who want “a more diverse work schedule,” says Wizz Air in a statement. The options are:

  • 5 days on, 4 days off
  • 14 days on, 7 days off for pilots of commute (only in some detailed sound databases).
  • Part-time positions (only in some bases as well)

Wizz Air is also launching a Flight Crew Retention Programwhich aims “to increase and strengthen” the possibilities of loyalty of the airline on its entire network; in other words, keep them from going elsewhere, where it is better paid. Pilots will be offered financial rewards under this program at airbases in Craiova, Suceava Or Iasi in Romania, Skopje in North Macedonia and kutaisi in Georgia, “ranging from 30,000 euros for a co-pilot to 50,000 euros for a captain”.

These offers are designed “to attract and retain employees as the ultra low-cost airline continues to grow across Europe”, summarizes the one that presents itself as the airline “with the fastest and most sustainable growth in ‘Europe’.

Ewa Danecka, Head of Crew Resources & Planning at Wizz Air, said: “ These new fixed flight schedules provide pilots with stability and flexibility that fit well with their personal lifestyle. With the program of loyalty by base, we want to encourage new crew members and current pilots to operate from specific bases. They will first receive an engagement bonus and upon successful completion of the loyalty program they will receive an additional bonus “.

These new programs “complement existing benefits” of Wizz Air (including employee travel, commute options, license loss insurance and an employee bonus program), its statement concludes. For more information on jobs at Wizz Air, visit this site.

Operating a fleet of 184 Airbus A320, A321, A320neo and especially A321neo, ​Wizz Air carried 51.1 million passengers in the year ending March 31, 2023.

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