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Ryanair Launches Recruitment Drive for 2,000 New Pilots Over the Next Three Years

Ryanair will recruit 2,000 new pilots to crew the airline’s aircraft deliveries over the next three years. The carrier recently took delivery of their first Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft which will lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions.

Ryanair Boeing 737-8200 Gamechanger (737-8 MAX) - Courtesy Ryanair

Today (July 12, 2021), Ryanair announced the launch of a recruitment drive for 2,000 new pilots to crew the airline’s aircraft deliveries over the next three years. Ryanair pilots enjoy great compensation, industry-leading five on four off rosters, outstanding career development opportunities and world-class training. Most Captain vacancies created by the new aircraft deliveries will be filled by internal promotions, creating opportunities for replacement First Officers. Training courses will take place throughout 2021 for the summer 2022 season with open positions across Europe. Ryanair has partnered with Airline Flight Academy in Dublin for Boeing 737 training courses as part of the recruitment drive. Aspiring pilots can learn more about Ryanair Mentored training programs at or by clicking here.

In Monday’s recruiting announcement, Ryanair’s People Director, Darrell Hughes, said,

“As we take delivery of more than 210 Boeing 737-8200 gamechanger aircraft, Ryanair will recruit 2,000+ pilots over the next 3 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, Ryanair has 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 200m guests by FY2024.”

Ryanair Holdings, plc is Europe’s largest airline conglomerate and the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air, and Ryanair DAC. The airline usually carries over 154 million passengers annually with over 2,500 daily departures. Ryanair typically serves over 200 destinations in 40 countries with a fleet of over 400 Boeing 737 Family aircraft and 20 Airbus A320s. Currently, the low-cost carrier has an additional 210 Boeing 737-8200s on order. Ryanair has maintained a stellar safety record for over 35 years and prides itself on being “Europe’s greenest cleanest airline group,” promising customers a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 50%, versus the “Big 4 EU major airlines.”

Source: Ryanair


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