MIAMI – Irish ULCC Ryanair (FR) is actively looking towards recruiting new cabin crew employees, as it seeks expansion of its lines outside Ireland.

Through its agent Crewlink, the airline is aiming to hire about 1,000 new cabin crew members to help FR expand its European network, as COVID-19 restrictions lessen and the number of vaccinations increase.

Ryanair has plans of opening bases in Stockholm, Zagreb, and other European airports for this coming winter.

Ryanair Boeing 737-800. Photo: John Leivaditis/Airways

Doubling Seat Capacity

Airline executives confirmed FR’s intention of doubling seat capacity. As the Irish news portal Irish Times reported on June 2, Ryanair is “doubling seat capacity across Europe to 1.3 million a week from this week,” hoping to fly 4 million more, as well as increasing the number between 7 and 9 million this July.

The airline has been recovery on its Europe services, except in Ireland, where hotel quarantine rules still in place deter more passenger traffic.

However, the Irish government has committed to start reopening international travel on July 19, when Irish authorities will implement the EU’s digital Covid passports, allowing more travelers into the country.

Featured image: Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPN. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways