Published on July 12th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Ryanair Announces 2,000 New Pilots Jobs

Ryanair has announced that it will be taking on 2,000 new pilots in the coming years. The airline says it is to crew the new Boeing 737-8200 that have started to be delivered. This investment in new aircraft arriving through the recovery phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic deepens Ryanair’s environmental commitment as Europe’s greenest, cleanest major airline and also creates these exciting opportunities for experienced and aspiring pilots to secure jobs in aviation. As part of Ryanair’s career development initiatives, most Captain vacancies created by these new aircraft deliveries will be filled by internal promotions which creates opportunities for replacement First Officers, and ultimately new cadet pilots who can kickstart their pilot career with Ryanair so they can grow into the next generation of Ryanair’s First Officers and Captains. Training courses will 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. Aspiring pilots can also check out for details of Ryanair Mentored training programmes.

Commenting on the announcement of the new pilot recruitment, Ryanair’s 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’’.

In recently published figures, Ryanair carried 5.3 million passengers across their network during June. This was up from the 400,000 carried during June 2020 when the first wave of the pandemic was at its height across Europe. Ryanair operated over 38,000 flights during June with a 72% load factor.

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