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Airline announces almost 300 new jobs in Scotland

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are recruiting cabin crew, pilots and ground operations staff.

An airline is recruiting almost 300 new employees as it expands at two Scottish airports.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is increasing capacity at Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports next summer with more than 1.7 million seats on sale in total.

It is also launching new destinations from both bases – Bourgas in Bulgaria from Glasgow and Edinburgh and Izmir in Turkey from Glasgow.

The company is recruiting more than 150 cabin crew and more than 100 ground operations staff, while it is also looking for experienced pilots for roles on the flight deck.

The company said it is expanding following a “bumper summer” this year.

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The airline is expanding at Edinburgh Airport (Danny Lawson/PA)

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “This is our biggest ever recruitment drive in Scotland, and once again demonstrates our commitment to investing in our customers and in people’s careers.

“The success of our award-winning business is down to the hard work of our fantastic colleagues, and we are looking forward to meeting passionate people to join our expanding team.”

The company is hosting recruitment roadshows at the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport on Wednesday September 12 and the DoubleTree Hilton Edinburgh Airport on Thursday September 13, where jobseekers will have the opportunity to meet Jet2.com staff and find out about the roles.

In total the company is recruiting more than 3,000 staff across the UK and Europe in a variety of positions.

More than 2,000 jobs are located across the company’s nine UK bases – in flight deck, cabin crew and ground operations roles.

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