Low cost air carrier Ryanair has announced their plans to add 2,000 people in their workforce by the end of decade. Moreover, they also intend to increase their customer base by 10 million during this time period. Currently, Ryanair is employing 2,600 workers in Ireland and 17,000 across its international network.

Strategy to expand customer by 10 million

The Irish airline supports more than 26,000 jobs annually. However, the company is now planning to expand their workforce. They have come up with a strategy of increasing their passenger base from 20 million to 30 million by 2030. The positions will include roles for pilots, cabin crew, engineers and IT developers. Furthermore, the company is planning to invest €20bn in new technology aircraft over the next decade. In addition, the budget airline will also open a €50m training center for pilots and cabin crew in Santry and another €8m engineering excellence center in Dublin. Other investments include €10m in a three-bay maintenance hangar in Shannon. The hanger will create 200 new jobs in Clare. Ryanair Labs which serves as company’s technology branch will grow its workforce from 600 to 1,000 employees.

“From very modest beginnings in Waterford, Ryanair has grown to become Europe’s largest airline, and the world’s number 5 airline by passenger volumes. However, we are now embarking on a new decade of growth and investment here in Ireland. In partnership with our main airport partners at Dublin, Cork, Shannon, and Belfast, Ryanair plans to grow Irish traffic from 20 million to 30 million a year over the next decade.” Ryanair DAC’s CEO Eddie Wilson said in a statement.

Ryanair is optimistic despite recent losses

Ryanair reported a loss of €241m during the previous financial year. Although it is an improvement from the €1bn loss it suffered a year earlier. However, the budget airline is committed to promote low-cost environmentally efficient connectivity for Irish citizens and visitors to Europe and the world. Moreover, the firm will continue to bring many millions of European visitors to Ireland on a year-round basis.

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