Ryanair to create 2000 pilot jobs with new aircraft

RYR Fleet Ryanair, MaltaAir, Buzz parked at Ramp C, Renton Field
RYR Fleet Ryanair, MaltaAir, Buzz parked at Ramp C, Renton Field

Ryanair’s aircraft delivery programme will create job for 2,000 pilots across Europe as it recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic.

The airline has already taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, The 737-8200 and will receive over 200 one of the type in the coming years.

Ryanair says that most captain positions on the new 737 Max aircraft will be filled by internal promotions with its career development initiatives.

It also adds that Ryanair pilots enjoy great rates of pay whilst working in one of the most secure airlines in Europe

“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’’.

737 Max Training courses will be taking place in 2021 for pilots starting in Summer 2022 through Ryanair’s partner, Dublin based Airline Flight Academy.

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