Ryanair is all set to hire 2,000 new pilots on its recovery post Covid-19 pandemic.
The no-frills airline Ryanair unveiled plans to hire more than 2,000 additional fresh pilots as it navigates a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2000 new Pilots
The pilots will fly Ryanair’s planned new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
These are aimed at cutting costs, fuel consumption, noise and CO2 emissions, the Dublin-based carrier added in a statement.
Loss amidst Covid-19
Ryanair had earlier announced an annual net loss of 1.0 billion euros ($1.18 billion) as the Covid grounded the global aviation sector and ravaged travel demand. However, the airline is now digging a path to recovery.
“As we take delivery of more than 210 Boeing 737-8200 … aircraft, Ryanair will recruit 2,000-plus pilots over the next three years to fill positions created by this growth,” said Ryanair human resources director Darrell Hughes.
He further added: “Throughout the pandemic, Ryanair has worked closely with our people to save jobs and we are delighted to start planning for a return to growth over the coming years as we recover from the Covid-19 crisis and grow to 200 million guests by 2024.”
The huge Boeing Order
In the previous year, in December, the Irish airline signed a deal for 75 Boeing 737 MAX jets.
That took Ryanair’s total order to 210 MAX aircraft with a total value of more than $22 billion, and which are to be delivered over a four-year period to 2024.
The December announcement marked Boeing’s first major order for the 737 MAX since it was grounded for almost two years after fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019.”
Information Source: Reuters
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