easyJet has today announced it will be expanding its UK network by opening a new base in Birmingham. The investment will create around 100 direct jobs for pilots and crew in the UK and support around 1200* jobs in total.

easyJet is the largest airline in the UK and currently employs around ten thousand people across England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The airline will base three 186-seat A320 aircraft at the airport. Investing in a ninth base in the UK strengthens easyJet’s network by positioning it as the carrier of choice to serve UK consumers and capture the continued demand for travel, additionally growing its share of the UK leisure market for both the airline and easyJet holidays.

The move is a part of easyJet’s strategy to take benefit of key growth opportunities across its network and follows the return to growth this summer in the UK which will also see easyJet operate its biggest-ever UK summer flying program, flying around eight percent more capacity than pre-pandemic and over 1 million more seats in peak summer and 57 new routes, including 23 from the UK.