Aer Arann to create 50 new jobs
Regional airline Aer Arann is to create 50 jobs.
The company made the announcement as the first of eight new aircraft in its fleet began operations.
The jobs, and the 144 million euro deal for planes, are part of the airline's strategy to compete among Europe's top tier of regional carriers.
Recruitment will begin for new flight and cabin crew and engineering and support roles taking the workforce to 370.
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said: "Aer Arann is proving that it is possible to operate successfully as a regional airline by linking Ireland with the UK market and beyond."
Aer Arann is based at terminal two of Dublin Airport allowing a link with Aer Lingus's transatlantic passengers.
The airline operates 550 flights a week across 27 routes in Ireland, the UK and France.