A crucial 200 additional jobs are planned to be created at Birmingham Airport thanks to a major investment from the airline Jet2.com.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are planning to launch a range of cheap flights to popular tourist hotspots; Lanzarote, Malaga and Ibiza to name but a few. Local residents in Warwickshire and Coventry will be eagerly anticipating the addition of 57 new flights to 15 destinations from their local airport starting March 30, 2017.
An example of the great new deal includes daily flights to Alicante from £45 one way & flights to Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria for £70. The ground breaking investment provides 590,000 more seats leaving Birmingham Airport in 2017 after it becomes Jet2’s 8th UK airport of use. Jobs will range from cabin crew, engineers and ground operating staff.
Steve Heapy, Chief Executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “This is an incredibly exciting day for us as we announce our expansion into our eighth UK airport base, providing further growth and investment for the region.
"It’s fantastic to be bringing our friendly low fares, great value package holidays, plus our brand new aircraft to Birmingham Airport.
“This is our most significant programme launch for some time, giving people a choice of 15 of the most popular sunshine destinations, including eleven Spanish hotspots, two Greek islands, plus Paphos and the sunny Algarve.
"We’re thrilled that even more customers can now experience our award winning flights and holidays and we look forward to our first flights taking off next year.”Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive at Birmingham Airport, added: "This new addition to the family here at Birmingham Airport means new jobs in our region and even more choice for travellers, with 15 routes to popular and affordable sun destinations.
"This friendly leisure airline is in response to customer demand offering great value deals to some of the most popular sunshine routes on a fleet of brand new 737-800 aircraft.”