Business expansion
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Leicestershire; Rutland and Northamptonshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Castle Donnington
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

75 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Passenger airline Jet2 has announced plans to expand its workforce at East Midlands airport. The company will create 75 new jobs, which will bring its total headcount at the airport to around 600. The jobs, which are being created for various roles including cabin crew and baggage loaders, will help the airline meet growing demand. New flights are planned for the holiday season to destinations in Turkey, where the holiday market is returning following recent political unrest. There is no information as to when the new jobs will be available, though it is expected that recruitment will be complete by the summer of 2018.


  • 15 February 2018: Leicester Mercury


Eurofound (2018), Jet2, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93637, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93637.