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.
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