easyjet new routes will create 200 cabin crew jobs

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By cabincrew.com on Tuesday 19th Nov, 2013 at 11:59

easyJet says it will create 200 pilot and cabin crew jobs, needed when it launches new routes to Brussels and Strasbourg from Gatwick Airport next year.

easyJet flights to Brussels and Strasbourg will start on 30 March after the firm bought slots at the airport from Flybe.

According to the latest reports, routes to Jersey, Paris and Newcastle will also be launched, as well as increased services to other destinations in the UK and Europe.

The airline said it would be employing an extra 200 pilots and cabin crew who will be based at Gatwick.

An extra 1.3 million passengers are expected to fly with the airline to and from Gatwick Airport using the new routes, easyjet said.

Flybe's services between Guernsey and Gatwick will cease from March after Easyjet withdrew its application to run the service.

Profitable year for easyJet

easyjet achieved a 51% rise in yearly pre-tax profits to £478m, the budget airline has announced. The boost to profit comes largely from its strategy of introducing allocated seats.

Chief executive Carolyn McCall said allowing passengers to book their seats had had a big impact on profitability.

easyJet’s chief executive Carolyn McCall said: “The results reflect easyJet’s continued structural advantage in the European short-haul market against both legacy and low cost competition.”

She said that the introduction of seat allocation meant “a nice, calmer boarding process” and said a lot of passengers had taken up the option of paying more to know where their seat would be.

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