Lufthansa plans to hire more than 500 flight attendants at Frankfurt and Munich under a new contract model aimed at increasing its staffing levels in the peak summer season.
The flight attendants will be employed for a full year but will only be on active duty in the summer months in order to meet the increased demand for staff at that time of year. Contracts will run for two years with the option to extend once, up to a maximum of four years.
The need for extra staff is due mainly to the use of larger aircraft, such as Boeing 747-8s at Frankfurt or the replacement of the Airbus A340-300s with A340-600s at Munich.
The successful candidates will undergo the same twelve-week training as all other Lufthansa flight attendants and will then be deployed on the basis of a 50% working time model on the airline's short and long-haul routes. Lufthansa will pay their salary and social insurance throughout the twelve-month period.