Ryanair adds 50 planes, grows 13% in September

05.10.2016 at 17:31

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Ryanair has announced it is to add 3,500 new jobs across Europe in 2017.

The airline will be hiring 2,000 new cabin crew, 1,000 pilots as well as 250 aircraft engineers. In addition to that they will be promoting 300 First Officers on its upgrade programme across its 84-base European Network. Ryanair’s Dublin office will see new positions in IT, Sales & Marketing, Digital Experience, Finance and Commercial.

The recruitment comes as the company plan to add 50 new aircraft to their fleet in the next 12 months.

Eddie Wilson, Ryanair’s Chief People Officer, said: “2017 is set to be our busiest recruitment year to date, and we are continuing to invest heavily in talent for the future.

“Ryanair is now considered to be the ‘go-to’ airline for both cadet and direct entry hires, with our industry leading 5/4 roster for pilots, and both pilots and cabin crew have the opportunity to work on the youngest fleet in Europe as we take delivery of our new Boeing aircraft.

“As our aircraft numbers grow from 355 to over 500 in the next 5 years, Ryanair will hire over 5,000 new people.”

The announcement comes as latest statistics show that traffic has grown by 13% in September to 10.8 million. Rolling traffic for the year up to September has also grown by up 16% to 113.2 million customers.

Due to the rising traffic, the company is also expecting prices to fall on their flights in the next few months. Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said: “As our recent guidance confirmed, we expect average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair.”

That’s really good news from Ryanair, let’s hope the 50 new planes will mean even more low cost routes across whole Europe!

Source: Mirror, Belfastlive

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