Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (14 Feb) announced the purchase of a new office building in Airside Business Park in Swords, Co Dublin, which will become Ryanair’s new Dublin office. The 100,000 sq ft building will house all of Ryanair’s Irish operations, including its commercial, customer service, finance, IT, legal and marketing departments.
Ryanair will shortly begin the tendering process for the fit-out of the building and plans to move all of its Irish office operations and approximately 400 staff from its current offices at Dublin Airport to Airside before the end of 2013. Ryanair will also be offering up to half (50,000 sq ft) of this building for rent to other high profile multi-national companies who are looking for high spec offices in a great location, with ready access to Dublin Airport. Ryanair will continue to maintain some facilities at Dublin Airport for its pilots and cabin crew.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“Ryanair is pleased to confirm the purchase of a new Dublin office building at Airside Business Park, Swords, Co Dublin. This brand new 100,000 sq ft state-of-the-art building will house all of Ryanair’s Irish operations and some 400 staff will be based there when we complete our move before the end of 2013.
This is a significant investment by Ryanair, allowing us the space and facilities to further develop our Dublin organisation, at much lower costs than the high rents on the Dublin Airport campus and allowing other staff currently housed in satellite offices to be brought together under one roof, resulting in a large reduction in rental expenses and further cost savings. Ryanair’s Airside Business Park relocation will also provide a welcome economic boost for the growing town of Swords, which continues to attract blue-chip corporations – including the world’s largest airline.”