Airline Ryanair has revealed plans to create 200 new jobs in Dublin for technology, software development and digital marketing specialists at its new 100,000 sq-foot office campus near Dublin Airport.
Ryanair confirmed that in the coming year to March 2015 its traffic will grow from 81.5m to more than 84m passengers, as it opens new bases in Lisbon, Athens, Brussels, and Rome, and expands its route network from Dublin and London Stansted airports.
In addition to creating 500 new jobs for pilots, engineers and cabin crew in 2014, Ryanair will now create a further 200 jobs in its new Dublin offices, to develop its improved Ryanair.com digital platform, which will be released to the public later today, as well as its new mobile app, to be released at the end of June.
Ryanair’s new Dublin office is in the Airside Business Park in Fingal County, North Dublin.
The latest jobs announcement comes on the heels of 50 new IT and digital jobs the airline announced for Dublin in January.
Scrapping of travel tax will generate thousands of new jobs
“Ryanair sees the decision to scrap the travel tax as a welcome policy development by (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny’s Government, which will enable Ireland’s airline/tourism industry to grow strongly, and it has certainly encouraged Ryanair to invest in, and help create, thousands of new jobs here in Ireland in 2014,” said Ryanair chairman David Bonderman.
“I am excited by Ryanair’s growth prospects, as we take delivery of another 175 aircraft from our partners Boeing. We look forward to welcoming these 200 new people to Ryanair’s new Dublin office campus, where they will join a team which continues to show that Ireland leads the world airline industry and will continue to do so for years to come.”
Kenny said the Government's priority is to get Ireland working again.
“From an early stage, we have targeted tourism as a key driver of economic recovery and I am pleased to say budgetary measures, such as the 9pc VAT rate and the more recent cutting of the travel tax to zero, have been welcomed by the industry, which has responded by delivering new jobs and routes.”
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