Ryanair Holdings PLC - Europe’s largest airline group - is the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air & Ryanair DAC. Carrying 151m guests p.a. on more than 2,400 daily flights from more than 80 bases, the group connects over 200 destinations in 40 countries on a fleet of over 470 aircraft, with a further 210 Boeing 737s on order.
Ryanair’s pilot recruitment & engagement strategy is key to ensuring that their excellent safety record is maintained whilst keeping their overheads within budget. MCG International, a division within The MCG Group, was originally engaged in 2011 to provide contract pilots, flying mainly from Stansted Airport in the UK.
MCG International was appointed as the primary supplier in 2014 and today we provide approximately 1000 Captains & First Officers across the network.
An innovative and compliant contracting model has been put in place to ensure that all pilots meet their social insurance obligations in their home base countries, whilst satisfying the tax obligations of the hirer in the Republic of Ireland.
An MCG Account Manager and team are based on site with the airline’s Flight Operations team at Stansted Airport and supported by the team at the Aviation hub in Farnborough. This ensures that the customer has access to our team 24/7, enabling Ryanair to focus on achieving their ambitious growth objectives.