It has been announced that the popular airline, branded by its orange and white colour combo, is set to have a big recruitment drive which could see to the benefit of UK airports- in particular Southend Airport.
EasyJet operates many flights to all over Europe, with its ‘budget airline’ tactics proving successful in creating a very large fan base of travellers. The company plans to create 1,200 new cabin crew positions, with at least 600 based in the UK. Furthermore a large proportion of the UK-based jobs are set to be created at Southend Airport. This news could be a major boost for Southend Airport which, under the shadowing dominance of London’s Gatwick and Heathrow, may sometimes be seen as falling behind rather than developing further. EasyJet has more than 70 flights a week to various European destinations from Southend and so the airline may be looking to boost their presence in the airport with new recruitment.
Southend would not be the only airport to be positively affected by EasyJet’s announcement, for example Stansted Airport is set to benefit also. Tina Milton, EasyJet’s head of cabin service, said the recruitment drive would start immediately, and, “We’re looking forward to welcoming more people into our growing team.”