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

175 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 July 2018
Employment effect (start)
12 July 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


EasyJet, the UK-based low-cost airline operator, has announced that it will expand its operations at Manchester Airport in winter 2018, creating 175 new jobs locally. The company will launch new routes in November 2018 to five European destinations; Innsbruck, Lanzarote, Faro, Barcelona and Bordeaux. The management of Manchester Airport and the leaders of Greater Manchester have welcomed the news of the expansion and expect that additional ‘indirect’ jobs will also be created in the supply chain.

EasyJet Plc was founded in 1995 and has been operating international flights since 1997. The company employs over 12,000 people in eight European countries.

In 2017, the group announced the creation of 450 jobs for pilots and 1,200 new positions for cabin crew in the United Kingdom.



Eurofound (2018), EasyJet, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94722, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94722.