Aer Lingus set to hire 300 staff as long-haul routes soar

Airline claims it beat Ryanair for punctuality 11 months out of 12 from Dublin Airport last year

Aer Lingus plans to hire 300 staff this year, which will bring its total staff in Ireland to 4,300. The new recruits will largely be made up of pilots and cabin crew.

The airline, which is owned by IAG, will also invest €10 million in 2018 in upgrading in-flight entertainment systems for economy seats on long-haul flights.

It aims to grow its lounge footprint in Dublin Airport this year while its loyalty scheme, ...