18 January 2012
Budget airline Ryanair has announced it is boosting its workforce by 1,000 and adding 35 planes to its fleet in 2012.
The new posts will be a combination of cabin crew, engineers, pilots, and sales roles and based across Europe though primarily in the UK, Spain, Cyprus, Denmark and Poland.
The move will swell the budget airline's 8,000-strong staff by almost 10% and increase its fleet from 270 to 305 aircraft, a rise of 13%.
But none of the increase will be located in Ireland, the airline's home, where the economic outlook remains gloomy.
The Dublin-based firm said this was because of airport charges and travel taxes.
Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said: "While Ryanair has grown rapidly to become the No.1 airline in the UK and many other EU countries, we continue to reduce flights, traffic and job numbers here in Ireland, where the DAA monopoly airports are totally uncompetitive.
He added: "Ryanair believes that Ireland can return to strong traffic, tourism and jobs growth.
"But only when the new government delivers on its promise to scrap the tourist tax, reduce the DAA's high airport charges to competitive levels, to put Ireland back in the market as a low cost tourist destination, and end the failed policy of protecting the high cost, traffic declining DAA airport monopoly."
Ryanair has said it expects its total traffic to grow from 76 million passengers in 2011 to 80 million in 2012.
Last year, it carried more international scheduled passengers than any other airline, according to the International Air Transport Association.
In November, Ryanair reported a 20% increase in half-year net profits, despite higher oil prices.
The Irish carrier said it expected to make a profit of 440m euros (£366m) for its 2011 financial year, up from a previous forecast of 400m euros (£332m).
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