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Ryanair To Expand Aircraft Maintenance Facility At Kaunas Airport, Creating 200 New Jobs

Ryanair To Expand Aircraft Maintenance Facility At Kaunas Airport, Creating 200 New Jobs

Record Lithuania Summer Schedule With 4 Based Aircraft (Investment Of $400m) & 12 New Routes & 450 New Onsite Jobs

Ryanair is pleased to announce today, (26th April) that FRC LT, plans to expand aircraft maintenance at Kaunas with the construction of a new 2 bay hangar, creating 200 jobs. Construction works of the new facility are set to begin in Q4 of 2022, with the start of aircraft maintenance operations planned for the end of 2023. Plans also include the creation of two aircraft maintenance hangars and an expansion of the aircraft repair shop. The works which will be carried out on a 7,043 square meter land plot will expand aircraft maintenance (MRO) infrastructure and increase the airport’s overall competitiveness, whilst creating over 200 new highly paid jobs for engineers and mechanics.

Ryanair, also announced today its biggest ever Lithuania schedule, with 50 routes, including 12 new Summer routes to exciting destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, and Finland. Ryanair’s four Kaunas & Vilnius based aircraft (2 in each base) represent an investment of over $400m, providing 120 direct jobs for aviation professionals and 450 new jobs in Lithuania.

Ryanair will operate over 150 weekly flights for Summer 2022 to give Lithuanian consumers an abundance of choice to top European destinations and to allow our Lithuanian customers and visitors to book their Summer getaway at the best possible fares. We are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €19,99 one way for travel until October 2022, which must be booked by Thursday, 28th April. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.

In Kaunas, Dara Brady, Ryanair’s Marketing Director said:

“As Europe & Lithuania’s No 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce the expansion of our aircraft maintenance facility at Kaunas Airport and creation of up to 200 new highly paid jobs for engineers and mechanics. We are also pleased to announce a record-breaking Lithuania schedule, that offers 150 weekly flights across 50 routes, including 12 new routes to exciting destinations such as Budapest, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Madrid, and Stockholm. To allow our customers and visitors to book their Summer getaway at the best possible fares, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €19,99 one way for travel until October 2022, which must be booked by 28th April. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.”

Julius Skackauskas, Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania said:

“Lithuanian Airports are planning to become even stronger as the regional leader in MRO services and cargo transportation by 2030. We are pleased with the new investment at Kaunas Airport made by Ryanair, and it is truly one more step towards fulfilling our strategic long-term development goals. We are more than happy that these investments will create numerous jobs for local aviation specialists and will increase overall competitiveness of the airport.”

Arnas Dumanas, Head of the Operations and Infrastructure Department at Lithuanian Airports said:

“The further expansion of services at Kaunas Airport by the Ryanair Group company is a logical and well-calculated step, reflecting the recovering potential of the aviation industry.

Being the managers of our airports’ infrastructure, seeing MRO services expand at Kaunas Airport correspond with our long-term strategic goal which we have been pursuing for a number of years now. One needs to underline that further expanding MRO services brings added value not only for the airport and the service provider, but also for the whole Kaunas Region. This new facility will create an additional incentive to attract highly-qualified specialists to the region, as well as for educational institutions to cater to the demand of the labour market in aviation engineering.”

Elijus Čivilis, General Manager of Invest Lithuania said:

“Kaunas Airport hosts the largest MRO cluster in the Baltics, supported by excellent infrastructure and strong competencies in aviation engineering. The expansion of FRC LT aircraft maintenance facilities in Kaunas consolidates the city’s leading position in the MRO industry in the region. We are happy that Europe’s largest carrier trusts Kaunas Airport to support its fleet through recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

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