Ryanair to hire over 300 new employees in Portugal

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced plans to hire over 300 new employees in Portugal.

The recruitment drive includes vacancies for flight crew, cabin crew, and IT professionals to work from the airline’s bases in Lisbon, Porto, Faro, and Ponta Delgada (Azores).

The airline’s statement to the press announcing the investment in new staff included a not-so-subtle jab at national airline TAP, currently embroiled in a controversial restructuring plan.

“Ryanair continues to invest in Portuguese regions with well-paid and secure jobs at a time when TAP is shrinking, cutting jobs and reducing connectivity despite receiving billions of taxpayers’ money in State support,” the airline said.

It added that the increasing investments it is making in Portugal will “support the recovery of the Portuguese economy and the tourism industry”.

“We are pleased to announce this recruitment campaign for new jobs in Portugal, as Ryanair continues to invest in our Portuguese operations, not only in Lisbon but also in the Porto, Faro and Ponta Delgada regions,” said Ryanair’s director of personnel Darrell Hughes.

He added: “Ryanair is a major employer and investor in Portugal, and we are pleased to be able to offer pilots, crew, and IT professionals exciting opportunities with industry-leading salaries and excellent career development as Ryanair grows, invests in our staff and rebuilds the tourism industry in Portugal.”

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michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com