Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
UK + other EU countries
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.10 - Passenger air transport

3,250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 September 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2018
Foreseen end date


The British budget airline Jet2 has announced plans to create 3,250 positions across Europe including 2,000 in the UK.  The company had 12 million customers during summer 2018 and will have a 100 aircrafts fleet in 2019. To support its growth, Jet2 is seeking 1,000 cabin crew and more than 1,000 ground operations positions in the UK. On top of these UK positions, there are more than 1,000 positions available across Europe. Of these, 500 positions are in ground operations roles in Spain and Portugal,with customer helpers, ramp agents and dispatchers required to work as part of a team of customer helpers in airports such as Palma (Majorca), Alicante, Malaga and Faro.

Jet2 is also looking to recruit more than 450 employees in customer helper positions right across Europe. It is also recruiting more than 300 people to support its free resort flight check-in service overseas. Therefore the company is looking for drivers, baggage loaders and customer helpers.



Eurofound (2018), Jet2, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 95528, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95528.