Norwegian Air to hire 40 more pilots in Dublin for transatlantic flights

Airline said last year it had poached more than 140 Ryanair pilots

Norwegian is seeking pilots for its Boeing 737 aircraft. Photograph: Reuters

Norwegian is seeking pilots for its Boeing 737 aircraft. Photograph: Reuters

 

Norwegian Air plans to hire an extra 40 pilots for its Dublin base as it adds more transatlantic flights.

The budget carrier’s recruitment drive comes amid strikes by employees at Ryanair, which last month warned pilots and crews of job cuts.

Norwegian is seeking to hire captains and first officers certified to fly Boeing 737 aircraft and will almost double the number of flight crews at its Dublin base, it said on Friday.

Last year Norwegian said it had poached more than 140 pilots from Ryanair across Europe, revealing a scramble among low-cost carriers for experienced staff. – Reuters