Ryanair are planning to create 5,000 now jobs over the next five years as part of an expansion as the company plan their recovery.
The chief executive Michael O’Leary said Ryanair are now in a better position as they have been buying slots vacated by other collapsed airlines due to the pandemic.
At the start of the pandecmis the budget airline announced they would be laying off some 3,000 staff.
O’Leary said, “Ryanair will open 10 new bases across Europe this year as we work with airport partners to help them recover traffic and jobs post-Covid, and take up slot opportunities that are being vacated by competitor airlines who have collapsed or significantly reduced their fleet sizes.
“Ryanair expects to create over 5,000 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers over the next five years, and the group is excited to have, earlier this week, opened a €50m (£43m) Aviation Training Centre in Dublin, with two further high-quality training centres planned for Spain and Poland over the next five years.”
He added, “We can recover strongly from the Covid pandemic and deliver higher-than-expected growth in both traffic and jobs over the next five years.”