At a time when unemployment is worrying it is good to hear that EasyJet are helping to generate jobs. The good news for Manchester and Manchester Airport comes in the form of EasyJet who have announced they are launching new flights from the popular UK airport which will in turn help create hundreds of jobs.
EasyJet are adding an extra plane to its large fleet at Manchester Airport from February next year. This will help with the increased flights to new destinations that include Reykjavik, Venice, Antalya in Turkey, and the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
As part of the new routes, easyjet will take on an extra 80 new cabin crew, the airline also hope to create an additional 250 indirect jobs.
Commercial manager Ali Gayward said: “The new aircraft means that we can create much-needed jobs in the region as well as increase the number and variety of routes we are able to operate.
“Our new 2013 schedule will appeal to our leisure passengers who are looking to travel with us on both city breaks and summer sun holidays.
“They’re destinations we’ve had a lot of requests for, so I’m sure they will prove popular.”
With the new flights, the cheap flights airline will now fly a total of 29 destinations from Manchester Airport and the number of aircrafts based at Manchester Airport will increase to seven.
Airport chief commercial office Ken O’Toole said: “We’re excited about the pace of growth being delivered by easyJet from Manchester and keen to support their expansion plans over the next few years. Since easyJet established a base here in 2008, we have witnessed a rapid rise in passenger numbers and the additional routes added for next summer will be popular choices for customers here in the north.”