Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, has announced plans to recruit 150 new cabin crew members to be based out of Dublin, Cork, and Shannon airports. The company aims to have the new crew members in place by this winter and for the summer of next year. To facilitate this, Ryanair is organizing a recruitment day at its engineering building in Swords, Co. Dublin, on Wednesday, August 30. Interested candidates are invited to attend and potentially join the airline.
Ryanair has stated that its cabin crew staff operate on a five days on, three days off roster, with benefits such as discounted travel. This recruitment drive is part of the airline’s strategy to grow its annual passenger numbers to 300 million by 2034.
The announcement comes as Ryanair is expecting to break another passenger record this month. Having already carried a record number of monthly passengers in May, June, and July, the airline continues to experience strong demand. Eddie Wilson, the chief executive of Ryanair, has reported that bookings for September and October are coming in as expected.
However, Ryanair recently revised its full-year passenger forecast to 183.5 million passengers from 185 million. This adjustment was made due to the impact of air traffic control strikes and potential delays in Boeing deliveries. Despite this, the airline remains profitable, having posted €663 million in after-tax profit between April and June.
Ryanair’s recruitment drive reflects its commitment to meeting the increasing demand for air travel. By expanding its cabin crew team, the company aims to ensure a high level of customer service and maintain its position as Europe’s leading airline.