Easy Jet makes Birmingham Airport home for three aircraft - The Solihull Observer

Easy Jet makes Birmingham Airport home for three aircraft

Solihull Editorial 22nd May, 2023   0

AIRLINE Easy Jet is set to make Birmingham Airport home for three of its aircraft.

The base, which is set to open next March, will create around 100 direct jobs, including pilots and crew and is expected to support around 1,200 indirect jobs in the region.

Easy Jet are set to base three of its 186-seat A320 aircraft at the airport.

Johan Lundgren, chief executive of easyJet, said: “Having already served Birmingham for many years, the decision to open a base and grow at the airport now is testament to the strong demand we see, coupled with the importance of the UK market in supporting our profitable growth.

“The UK is easyJet’s largest market with 55% of all easyJet passengers flying to and from UK airports so this move will not only reinforce our leadership position as the UK’s largest airline, but also demonstrates our confidence in the resilient strength of demand for travel, with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares.”

EasyJet already serves key domestic connections and international routes from Birmingham, including Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan, Naples, Lisbon, Faro and Palma de Mallorca.




Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, said: “This landmark investment by easyJet is a huge vote of confidence in the West Midlands.

“Basing three aircraft at Birmingham Airport will create many more jobs for local people and many more options for customers.


“Years of hard work have led to this. Together we look forward to years of future success.”

 

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