Ryanair celebrated its unmatched contribution to Ireland’s economy over the past 35 years, publishing an independent report prepared by international consultants PwC, which shows that Ryanair is one of Ireland’s largest contributors to economic growth and development since 1985 as follows;
- Ryanair and its guests spend over €1.5bn p.a. in Irish economy.
- Ryanair supports over 26,000 Irish jobs annually.
- Ryanair operates 200 routes from 7 Irish airports, carrying 20m passengers p.a.
- Ryanair has flown over 230m passengers to/from Ireland since 1985.
- Ryanair has recovered faster from Covid than any other EU airline.
- Ryanair has delivered 15% growth (over pre-Covid numbers) in Ireland in S22.
At today’s launch of the PwC Report, quantifying Ryanair’s contribution to Ireland’s economy over the last 35 years, Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson laid out exciting growth plans for the next decade which include:
- Investing over €20bn in new technology aircraft, with 210 new B737 Gamechanger ordered.
- Opening a new €50m training centre for pilots and cabin crew in Santry.
- Opening a €8m new engineering excellence centre in Dublin.
- Investing €10m in a 3-bay maintenance Hangar in Shannon, creating over 200 new jobs in Clare.
- Growing Ryanair Labs from 600 to 1,000 high tech dev. jobs over the next 5 years.
- Growing traffic to/from Ireland by 50% from 20m to 30m passengers p.a. by 2030.
- Creating more than 2,000 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew, engineers, and IT developers in Ireland by 2030.
An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar said: “Ryanair is one of the world’s most innovative airlines and a formidable Irish company.