Ryanair to open aircraft maintenance hangar in Seville
Irish LCC Ryanair announced it will open its first Spanish C-check maintenance hangar at Seville Airport (SVQ), from early 2018.
According to the airline, the construction of this maintenance hangar will begin shortly and will create up to 150 high-tech jobs, including licensed engineers, mechanics and support staff, as it has invested over €8 million ($8.53 million) at Seville Airport.
The facility will accommodate heavy maintenance checks for Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 fleet, as it continues to take delivery of its 380 new Boeing aircraft order.
The LCC claimed that the new maintenance hangar will allow the airline to grow to 600 aircraft and increase its passenger numbers to 200 million per year by 2024, resulting in the creation of more than 1,000 new engineering jobs across Europe. Ryanair opened its base at Seville Airport in 2010.
Ryanair’s Chief Operations Officer, Mick Hickey said: “As Spain’s biggest airline, Ryanair is pleased to announce an €8m investment at our first Spanish C-check maintenance hangar facility in Seville. This one bay maintenance facility will open in early 2018, and create up to 150 high-tech jobs, underlining Ryanair’s ongoing commitment to Seville and Spain.