EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Miasto Krakow; Malopolskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Krakow


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.10 - Passenger air transport

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-04-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 25-04-2022
Foreseen End Date: 22-06-2022
Planned Job Creation: 420

Additional Information

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will hire 420 new employees at Krakow Airport in Poland. New positions will be for pilots, crew, and ground service. The announcement follows the company's commitment to invest $ 800 million and the plan to create 10 new Krakow-based routes for the summer of 2022. In total, it will operate 73 routes.

Ryanair has been operating in Poland since 2005. Currently, it is the largest carrier in Poland in terms of the number of passengers. It operates flights from 12 Polish airports.

Previous business expansions were recorded in the ERM database in 2018, with 200 new jobs (Ryanair-2018-PL): in 2017, with 375 new jobs in Poznań (Ryanair-2017-PL): in 2016, with 120 new jobs in Wrocław (Ryanair-2016-PL).