Business expansion
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
12 December 2016
Foreseen end date
30 June 2017


Airline company Jet2 has announced that it is to create 100 new jobs at Manchester airport. The company has just opened its new hangar at the airport with the creation of 120 jobs. The new positions will be for approximately 30 ramp agents and 70 baggage loaders and will be filled by Summer 2017. The company has experienced high levels of growth since it started operating out of Manchester in 2004 and over the Summer of 2017 will operate more than 200 flights per week. Jet2 has also recently expanded its operations in the south at Stansted


  • 12 December 2016: Manchester Evening News
  • 13 December 2016: Insider Media


Eurofound (2016), Jet2, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89670, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89670.