Ryanair unveils plans for a new €50m training center and the creation of over 2,000 new jobs in Ireland

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The airline says it is “embarking on a new decade of growth and investment” in Ireland.

Ryanair has announced plans for a new €50 million training center and the creation of more than 2,000 new jobs in Ireland as part of its plans for the next decade.

On Wednesday September 28, Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson revealed the training center would be used for pilots and cabin crew and would be based at Santry in Dublin.

He also said the 2,000 jobs would be created by 2030 and would include roles for pilots, cabin crew, engineers and IT developers.

Wilson made the comments at the launch of an independent report prepared by international consultants PwC which shows that Ryanair has been one of Ireland’s biggest contributors to economic growth and development since 1985.

At the event, the CEO said that Ryanair is now “entering a new decade of growth and investment” in the country and outlined various other plans for the airline, including:

  • Investment of more than 20 billion euros in new technology aircraft, with 210 new B737 Gamechangers ordered
  • Opening of a new €8 million Engineering Center of Excellence in Dublin.
  • Investment of 10 million euros in a 3-bay maintenance hangar in Shannon, creating over 200 new jobs in Clare.
  • Growth of Ryanair Labs from 600 to 1,000 high-tech development jobs over the next five years
  • Growth of traffic to and from Ireland by 50%, from 20 million to 30 million passengers per year by 2030

In a statement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar described Ryanair as “one of the most innovative airlines in the world and a formidable Irish company”.

“There is more good news today with Ryanair’s commitment to increase its Irish passenger numbers to 30 million a year, create over 2,000 new high-skilled jobs and invest more in its seven airports. in Ireland,” he added.

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