easyJet is set to expand its UK presence with a new base in Birmingham for three A320 aircraft from March 2024. The move will create around 100 direct and 1,200 supporting jobs in the area. 

easyJet already serves several popular destinations from its Birmingham hub, such as Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan, Naples, Lisbon, Faro and Mallorca. The addition of more aircraft will allow the low-fare carrier to expand its network with new routes, popular for both leisure and business travellers.

On this expansion plan easyJet CEO, Johan Lundgren, 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.”

He also noted that 55% of easyJet passengers fly to and from the UK, so the move would cement its position as the UK’s largest airline.

Nick Barton, Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport (BHX), 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.”

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