Ryanair to create more than 300 jobs, adds nine routes

14 Nov 2013

Irish airline Ryanair is to create more than 300 jobs in Ireland over 2014 on the back of nine new routes from Dublin.

The new routes from next April will serve Almeria, Spain; Bari, Italy; Basel, Switzerland; Bucharest, Romania; Chania, Crete; Comiso, Sicily; Marrakesh, Morocco; Prague, Czech Republic; and Lisbon, Portugal.

The new jobs will include roles for pilots, cabin crew, customer service specialists and software developers, who will assist in “significant improvements to the Ryanair.com website and to our industry-leading customer service”, RTÉ reported Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary as having said.

Ryanair also said it expects to create a large number of indirect jobs at Dublin, Knock and Shannon airports to accommodate the extra 700,000 passengers expected next year.

O’Leary announced the new routes and jobs this morning, along with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who said they are a direct result of the Government abolishing the €3 air travel tax from next April.

Ryanair is to also increase capacity and frequency on routes from the UK and some European destinations.

Ryanair image via Shutterstock

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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