Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 May 2012


Jet2, a Leeds-based budget airline company, has announced plans to create 100 new jobs by May 2012. The airline will have six aircraft based at Newcastle airport and fly to four new destinations in Spain, Turkey and Italy.

Jet2 currently serves 23 destinations from Newcastle Airport and 54 destinations in total from eight airports in the UK. The company employs 1,500 people.

There is currently no information when the recruitment process will start.


  • 6 December 2011: BBC News


Eurofound (2011), Jet2, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 72833, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72833.