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easyJet to open a base in Birmingham for 2024

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You might have thought that it already had a base there, but easyJet has announced that it is moving into Birmingham Airport.

Three aircraft will be permanently based at the airport for 2024.

It will create 100 jobs in the area for pilots and cabin crew as well as knock on employment for passenger services and maintenance staff.

easyJet to open a base in Birmingham for 2024

easyJet already flies to Birmingham from a number of its overseas bases, including Amsterdam, Geneva and Milan, but those aircraft are not based in the UK.

Having aircraft based in Birmingham will allow more early morning departures (because the airline doesn’t have to wait for an aircraft to arrive from an overseas base) as well as more late evening arrivals.

Whilst schedules are not yet available, analysts have suggested that up to 15 routes could be launched. The exact number will depend on the mix of short and medium haul and the average weekly frequency of each.

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