Ryanair Holdings Plc is starting a recruitment drive for pilots in South Africa as the airline seeks crew to helm its expanding fleet of jets.
The Irish carrier will host roadshows in Johannesburg and Cape Town later this month and is looking to hire captains for Boeing 737s, according to an advertisement on its website. Successful candidates will relocate to Europe and help staff a fleet that’s expected to increase to 580 planes from about 425 over the next six years.
Air Line Pilots’ Association South Africa is “well aware” of the hiring effort and will hold off on commenting until Ryanair discloses the terms and conditions of any job offers, William Rooken-Smith, president of the Johannesburg-based labor group, said by text message. “Despite recent labor issues, Ryanair is expanding to fill a gap left by failed airlines in Europe, so they would need to recruit in any event,” he said.
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