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Ryanair looking to recruit 2,000 new pilots


Ryanair today demonstrated its confidence in aviation’s ability to bounce back from COVID by announcing plans to recruit 2,000 new pilots over the next three years.

The Irish airline’s announcement follows the recent delivery of its first Boeing 737-8200 aircraft, which it says will help it lower costs, cut fuel consumption and lower noise and CO2 emissions.

“This investment in new aircraft arriving through the recovery phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic deepens Ryanair’s environmental commitment as Europe’s greenest, cleanest major airline and also creates these exciting opportunities for experienced and aspiring pilots to secure the best pilot jobs in aviation,” states Ryanair.

Ryanair’s people director, Darrell Hughes, noted: “As we take delivery of more than 210 Boeing 737-8200 gamechanger aircraft, Ryanair will recruit 2,000 plus pilots over the next three years to fill positions created by this growth.

“This is great news for experienced and aspiring pilots but also for our own pilots who will enjoy fast tracked promotions.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with our people to save jobs and we are delighted to start planning for a return to growth over the coming years as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis and grow to 200 million guests by FY2024’’.

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