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easyJet to Open a new Three Aircraft Base at Birmingham Airport From March 2024

easyJet will expand their UK network by opening a new three-aircraft base at Birmingham Airport in March 2024. The investment will create approximately 100 direct jobs for pilots and cabin crew, and will support around 1,200 jobs overall.

easyJet Airbus A320 - Courtesy easyJet

On Thursday (May 18, 2023), easyJet announced that they will open a new three-aircraft base at Birmingham Airport (BHX) from March 2024. The new base will create around 100 new direct pilot and cabin crew jobs, and will support approximately 1,200 overall jobs. With the three based 186-seat A320s in Birmingham, easyJet will launch routes to more of Europe’s most popular leisure destinations. easyJet is the largest airline in the UK and currently employs around 10,000 team members across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Next spring, Birmingham Airport will become the carrier’s ninth UK base.

In Thursday’s announcement, easyJet’s CEO, Johan Lundgren, said,

“We are delighted to be announcing our new base in Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city, which creates around 100 direct and many more indirect jobs. 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.”

Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, Nick Barton, said,

“This landmark investment by easyJet is a huge vote of confidence in the West Midlands. Basing three aircraft at BHX 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.”

For summer 2023, easyJet will launch their biggest-ever UK flying program, flying around eight percent more capacity than the pre-pandemic period, with over one million more seats during the peak summer period and 57 new routes, including 23 from the UK. easyJet currently serves key domestic connections and international routes from popular beach and city destinations, including Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan, Naples, Lisbon, Faro and Palma de Mallorca.

easyJet serves 21 UK airports, offering 482 routes to more than 134 destinations from the UK across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa The airline carries around 70 million passengers annually to over 150 airports across 35 countries. easyJet has a fleet of over 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet. The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies. easyJet joined the UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ in November 2021 and has published their roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Source: easyJet


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