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Norwegian Air starts pilot recruitment for new Dublin base

Norwegian Air are to open a pilot base in Dublin by the end of this year with plans to employ up to 40 new pilots.

The company is currently recruiting for pilots who hold a Boeing 737 operational certificate to be located at the base.

Norwegian plans a series of road-shows, the first of which will take place tomorrow, so pilots can meet with its recruitment team.

With a fleet of over 130 aircraft, Norwegian is the world’s sixth-largest low-cost airline, carrying around 30 million passengers per year.

The group currently employ around 7,000 staff of which almost 6,000 are pilots and cabin crew.

Earlier this year they launched 24 weekly transatlantic flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports flying to a variety of airports on the East coast of the US.

Speaking following the announcement, Bjorn Erik Barman-Jensen, chief executive of Norwegian Air Resources said:

“With a number of transatlantic routes recently launched from Ireland and Belfast, and plans for continued expansion in future, opening a new base at Dublin airport is an important step to support our growing international operations.

“We have seen lots of interest in joining Norwegian so the new Dublin base will create some exciting opportunities to be part of a fast-growing airline, flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world.

“Norwegian is looking forward to welcome many new pilots in the future on a journey that will offer exciting, global possibilities.”