More than 200 more highly skilled jobs will be created in the Lower Silesian capital.
Ryanair plans to expand its base in Wroclaw by building a new aircraft maintenance hangar at the airport. It is the most significant investment by the Irish low-cost carrier in Poland, worth EUR 25 million. As part of the announced investment, an 8,200 sqm hangar will be built at the Nicolaus Copernicus Airport to accommodate two aircraft.
Construction work will begin next week and run until August 2023. At the same time, over 200 additional highly skilled jobs for aeronautical engineers and mechanics will be created at Ryanair’s Wroclaw base. By 2024, the carrier will employ over 500 people in Wroclaw.
The investment will allow the carrier to double the number of aircraft serviced in Wroclaw, said Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary. In the Lower Silesian capital, Ryanair has a base with three aircraft and an IT center, Ryanair Travel Labs, where passenger mobile applications are developed.
First base in Poland
The Wroclaw Aircraft Maintenance Services (WAMS for short) service center, which now employs 300 staff, has so far carried out comprehensive inspections on up to 335 aircraft. The carrier will be looking to recruit staff for the new positions from the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology or the local aviation research institute.
Wrocław Airport is currently the 4th largest airport in Poland. It aims to cross the 2.5 million passenger mark later this year. In 2019, its most successful year ever, it was at 3.5 million. Ryanair opened its base in Wroclaw in 2012, the carrier’s first base in Poland. The company decided to build a service center at the same airport three years later. This winter, Ryanair plans to fly from Wroclaw to 26 destinations, with more still under negotiation.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.