onwards and upwards has is looking to recruit 500 new staff who will be based out of Manchester Airport.

The airline, which is planning to increase capacity at Manchester by more than 10 per cent to 2.8 million seats by next summer, has also revealed four new destinations to Bourgas in Bulgaria, Izmir in Turkey, Chania in Crete and La Rochelle in France.

The firm is looking to recruit 250 cabin crew and 250 ground operations positions as well as pilots.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “This is our biggest ever recruitment drive at Manchester Airport, 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 growth in Manchester is part of a UK strategy which will create 3,000 jobs across Europe, including 2,000 jobs in the UK.

Julian Carr, aviation director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see offer so many new roles here at Manchester Airport.

“Not only is it testament to’s commitment to growing at the UK’s third biggest airport, it also highlights the impact Manchester Airport’s continued growth has on the region from, an economic and employment point of view.”

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