Ryanair’s recruitment drive at Bristol Airport takes off in £500m investment

Bristol Airport

Airline Ryanair is expanding at Bristol Airport, creating tens of new jobs in a £500m investment.

The £500m investment will see the carrier base one new aircraft at the South West transport hub, bringing its total Bristol-based fleet to five.

It is also launching two new routes – to Porto, in Portugal, and Venice, in Italy – taking its number of flight routes from Bristol Airport to 25.

Ryanair said it will also operate more frequencies on another 10 routes to popular winter sun destinations, such as Alicante, Budapest, Lanzarote, Malaga, and Sofia.

Thirty new pilot and cabin crew jobs will be created.

Ryanair’s head of communications, Jade Kirwan, said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce more growth, investment and jobs for the South West with the launch of Ryanair’s Winter 23/24 schedule for Bristol. With 25 routes for Winter, including our new Porto and Venice routes, as well as increased frequencies on another 10 popular winter sun destinations, like Alicante, Budapest, Lanzarote, Malaga and Sofia, our customers in the South West can avail of a wide range of winter destinations at Ryanair’s infamously low fares.

“To support this growth, Ryanair will base another new aircraft at Bristol Airport for Winter 23/24, bringing our total fleet at Bristol Airport to 5 aircraft – a $500m investment supporting over 1,700 local jobs, including the creation of 30 new high-paid aviation jobs.”