October 11, Nuremberg – In a strategic move to enhance its services and infrastructure, Ryanair has inaugurated a cutting-edge aircraft maintenance facility at Nuremberg Airport, representing an investment of €5 million. The facility is expected to create over 100 highly skilled jobs in the region, providing employment opportunities for licensed engineers, mechanics, and support staff. This state-of-the-art 3,700m2 maintenance hangar, equipped with two aircraft positions, will play a pivotal role in ensuring the maintenance and upkeep of Ryanair’s expanding fleet.
Dr Michael Hupe, the CEO of Nuremberg Airport, emphasised the substantial impact of this development on the region. “Establishing a Ryanair maintenance base at Nuremberg Airport significantly strengthens our aviation infrastructure. This move positions Nuremberg Airport as a crucial player in the metropolitan region’s workforce, adding to its current tally of over 4,000 jobs,” he stated.
Ryanair’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), Neal McMahon, expressed his enthusiasm for this initiative. “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new aircraft maintenance facility at Nuremberg Airport. This substantial investment of €5 million is not only a testament to our commitment to ensuring the highest standards of safety and maintenance for our fleet but also reflects our dedication to creating skilled job opportunities in the Nuremberg region.”
Simultaneously, Ryanair unveiled its highly anticipated winter flight schedule for Nuremberg, featuring a total of 14 non-stop destinations. Notably, this includes the addition of the sunny island destination, Lanzarote, to its route network – marking a first for the airline. Furthermore, the airline will increase weekly frequencies on several existing routes like Alicante, London, Thessaloniki, and Tenerife, providing more flexibility and options for travellers.
Currently, Ryanair has stationed two aircraft in Nuremberg, ensuring a robust and consistent flight offering for the metropolitan region. With the opening of the maintenance hub and the expanded flight schedule, Ryanair aims to strengthen its presence in Nuremberg, providing greater connectivity, contributing significantly to the local economy, and reaffirming its commitment to the region.