Ryanair has launched a recruitment drive for 2,000 new pilots over the next three years as the airline recovers and rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pilots are also needed to fly Ryanair’s new fleet of Boeing 737-8200 (the former MAX) aircraft, which the Irish airline says will lower costs, cut fuel consumption and lower noise and CO2 emissions.
Training courses take place through 2021 to be ready for Summer 2022 for positions all over Europe.
Ryanair has partnered with Airline Flight Academy in Dublin to deliver Boeing 737 Training Courses as part of this recruitment drive.
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 three 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.”