Regional airline Aer Arann is to create 50 jobs in Dublin over the next 12 months for engineering and support staff, and flight and cabin crew, as the first of eight new aircraft in its fleet began operations.
Recruitment for the new jobs, which will bring the total number of Aer Arann staff to 370, has already begun.
Aer Arann plans to double its passenger numbers to 2m a year within five years, as part of its strategy to compete among Europe’s top regional airlines, Aviation Tribune reported.
Leo Varadkar TD, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, announced the new jobs.
“Aer Arann is proving that it is possible to operate successfully as a regional airline by linking Ireland with the UK market and beyond,” he said. “The company is investing in new aircraft, new routes and new jobs.”
Aer Arann, which flies all its services under the Aer Lingus Regional brand, is based at Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.