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Jet2 adds 250,000 summer seats

By John Corser | Business | Published:

On the back of announcing 55,000 extra winter seats earlier this week, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added 250,000 summer seats to meet increased demand at Birmingham Airport.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays first flight takes off from Birmingham Airport

It is also seeking to recruit more than 200 pilots, cabin crew and ground operations staff at the airport.

The addition of thousands of flights and holidays for Summer 2018 includes three brand-new sun and city destinations in Bodrum, Dubrovnik and Venice.

The expansion means that the leisure airline and package holiday specialist now has 1.25 million seats on sale for next summer from Birmingham Airport, a capacity increase of 25 per cent.

To support this expansion, the company is bringing in two additional aircraft. On top of two aircraft coming into the fleet over winter, this means the company is now doubling its fleet for next summer from four to eight aircraft.

The company is inviting online applications for the wide range of new jobsat www.Jet2careers.com

The expansion will also see Jet2.com and Jet2holidays put on more flights and holidays to a number of its most popular sun destinations, including Alicante, Antalya, Crete, Dalaman, Faro, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Majorca, Paphos and Tenerife. In addition, the company will now operate four weekly services to Rome.

Across the UK, the airline and package holiday specialist has added more than 650,000 summer and winter seats this week at its Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted bases.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Today’s addition of 250,000 summer seats and three brand new destinations means that we have put more than 300,000 new seats on sale this week from Birmingham Airport. This is in response to the enormous demand for flights and holidays throughout the year from local holidaymakers, and to support that we are doubling the number of aircraft in operation at Birmingham Airport to eight, so that we have the award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to meet this demand.”

William Pearson, aviation director of Birmingham Airport. said: “This is an enormous commitment from Jet2.com and Jet2holidays at Birmingham Airport for Summer 2018 having only started in March this year. Earlier this week the airline announced extra winter seats and will now double the number of aircraft from four to eight for next summer. This is great news for jobs locally and we encourage people to apply at www.Jet2careers.com."

John Corser

By John Corser
Business Reporter - @JohnCorser_Star

Express & Star business reporter at head office, Wolverhampton. Welcomes all news of companies and business organisations.

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