Norwegian Air has launched a recruitment drive in Ireland for pilots who hold a Boeing 737 operational certificate.

The airline is looking to recruit 40 pilots, both Captains and First Officers, which it says is to support continued expansion of its operations.

That would see the airline almost double the current number of flight crew operating from the Dublin base.

The recruitment drive follows the announcement of the airline’s new expanded 2019 summer schedule with 40 weekly transatlantic departures from March next to the USA and Canada from Ireland. 

Norwegian also serves the European cities of Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki direct from the Irish capital.

"Norwegian offers pilots a rewarding career with a diverse route network which spans both long haul and short haul destinations flying the latest Boeing 737 MAX aircraft," Helga Bollmann Leknes, Chief Human Resources Officer at Norwegian said.

"We look forward to welcoming qualified pilots who want to work for an airline that recognises the vital contribution that they make to our business during this continued phase of expansion in Ireland.