Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, Ireland, Germany, Rest of Europe
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
22 November 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Irish budget airline Ryanair is to take on 2,000 cabin crew before the end of the year, as it expects to see its passenger numbers increase to 200 million by 2024. The increase in staffing runs concurrent with a fleet expansion, with the company having purchased 315 Boeing 737s. Recruitment will be undertaken in the UK and Ireland, with the resulting positions being spread out around the continent due to the nature of the air travel industry. A six week training programme will be undertaken in Frankfurt, with new staff being taken on as starting cabin crew. This expansion is part of a wider upstaffing across the business, with a further 1500 jobs being created for new pilots and engineers as well as the recruitment of cabin crew.


  • 22 November 2016: Irish Independent
  • 22 November 2016: Travel Weekly
  • 4 October 2016: Independent


Eurofound (2016), Ryanair, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 89203, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89203.