Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Billand in Denmark; Wroclaw in Poland; Palma in Mallorca (Spain); Paphos in Cyprus; Manchester in the UK
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Ryanair, the Irish passenger airline, plans to create at least 1,000 jobs in 2012, due to expansion in Denmark, Poland, Mallorca, Cyprus and the UK. The vacancies are for pilots, cabin crew, engineers and sales and marketing professionals.

The move will increase the size of Ryanair's workforce by more than 10 per cent, from around 8,000. This reflects an expansion in the carrier's fleet, from 270 to 305 aircraft. New bases have already been announced, in Billund (Denmark), Wroclaw (Poland), Manchester (UK) and Paphos (Cyprus). It is not yet clear exactly how many jobs will be created in each country.


  • 17 January 2012: Ryanair corporate website
  • 17 January 2012: The Guardian


Eurofound (2012), Ryanair, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 72978, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72978.