Aer Lingus today announced its largest ever pilot recruitment drive with over 100 direct entry pilot positions available at its home base in Dublin airport.
Aer Lingus has grown significantly in recent years having added five new transatlantic routes to its longhaul network in the last two years which include Hartford, Los Angeles, Newark, Miami and, just last week, Philadelphia.
The airline’s fleet is also expanding as Aer Lingus is due to take delivery of eight brand new Airbus A321 Neo Long Range aircraft in the next few years as well as a new Airbus A330 aircraft by the end of 2017.
Speaking at the announcement, Aer Lingus Chief Operating Officer, Mike Rutter said, "This is an exciting time to join Aer Lingus. As Ireland’s only 4 Star airline and we are proud to be internationally recognised for the 4 Star quality guest experience we provide. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are committed to delivering our excellent service and who are tuned into the challenging commercial priorities faced by a value carrier in today’s highly competitive aviation sector. There are more than 100 positions available for direct entry pilots and over the next three years we plan to recruit up to 200."