The ‘low cost’ airline Ryanair has announced the hiring of 2,000 new pilots to man the planes that will be delivered in the next 3 years as this newspaper advanced, during which time the airline will recover and rebuild after the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
A process that began with the arrival of its first plane Boeing 737-8200 Gamechanger, which will help reduce costs, lower fuel consumption and limit noise and CO2 emissions. The investment in the new fleet, which will be delivered during the recovery phase of the pandemic, deepens Ryanair’s environmental commitment as Europe’s leading greenest and cleanest airline.
“This is an excellent opportunity for both experienced and aspiring pilots to get good jobs in aviation commanding these aircraft,” the company explains in a statement.
Specifically, they explain that the training courses will take place throughout 2021 with a view to being ready for the summer of 2022 and will cover positions throughout Europe. Ryanair has partnered with the Dublin Airline Flight Academy to deliver training courses on Boeing 737 as part of this recruitment drive.
Darrell HughesRyanair’s People Director said: “While we received more than 210 Boeing 737-8200 aircraft, Ryanair will hire more than 2,000 pilots in the next 3 years to fill the positions created by this growth. This is great news for experienced and aspiring pilots, but also for our own pilots who will enjoy quick ascents.
“Throughout the pandemic, Ryanair has worked closely with our people to save jobs and we are delighted to begin planning for a return to growth in the coming years as we recover from the crisis in Covid-19 and we grew to 200 million passengers in fiscal year 2024, “he concludes.
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