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easyJet opens first UK base in 12 years creating more than 1,000 jobs

easyJet opens first UK base in 12 years creating more than 1,000 jobs

easyJet has inaugurated its newest UK base at Birmingham Airport.

The budget airline has not opened a base in its home country for more than a decade but with the opening of its latest one at Birmingham Airport, has created 140 direct jobs for pilots and crew in the UK and is supporting around 1200 jobs in total.

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, said: “We are excited to open our newest UK base at Birmingham today, providing more choice, competition and connectivity as well as supporting over 1200 jobs for the region.

“This base is enabling us to unlock the opportunity of the strong demand which exists for both leisure and business travel, as well as further grow our share of the package holiday market.

“We see much untapped potential at the airport providing the opportunity to grow further in future years.”

easyJet already serves key domestic connections and international routes from England's second city to beach and city destinations Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan, Naples, Lisbon, Faro and Palma de Mallorca.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “easyJet’s decision to set up this new base at BHX will be warmly welcomed by thousands of holidaymakers across the West Midlands and beyond.

“The increase in destinations is not only great news for those heading off to the sun this summer but also for our business community, helping them forge new overseas trade links.

“easyJet’s decision is also a vote of confidence in Birmingham Airport and the people working in our aviation industry. The new base will support hundreds of jobs and help the airport to grow and thrive in the years ahead.”

easyJet already serves key domestic connections and international routes from Birmingham

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