Ryanair plans to recruit 2,000 new pilots

Ryanair this week announced a major recruitment drive, hoping to fill 2,000 new pilot positions.

It needs the manpower to meet crewing needs of new aircraft deliveries expected over the next three years as the airline rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ryanair has now received its first Boeing 737 Max aircraft, and plans to  take delivery of more than 210 jets.

Training courses will take place through 2021 to be ready for Summer 2022 for positions across Europe.

Ryanair has partnered with Airline Flight Academy in Dublin to deliver Boeing 737 Training Courses as part of the recruitment drive.

Ryanair’s People Director Darrell Hughes said:  “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.”

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