Travel operator Jet2 are to invest further at Manchester Airport, bringing an extra 100 jobs to the area.
Jet2 have announce that they are to move all ramp-handling services, which were previously operated by WFS, in-house.
In addition to transferring 66 WFS employees, over 100 new jobs will be created, including 30 Ramp Agent and 70 Baggage Loader positions by Summer 2017.
Jet2 recently opened a new hangar at Manchester Airport, which created 120 new jobs, supporting the company’s growing operations at the airport. The 6,000 square metre site houses engineers and the maintenance team who are able to work simultaneously on up to three aircraft at the same time. The hangar also provides additional office space and an engineering training facility.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We have enjoyed huge growth since we started operating from Manchester Airport in 2004, and will operate more than 200 flights a week during the peak season in summer 2017.
“To support this growing operation and to provide the best experience for our 2.1 million customers who travel from Manchester Airport with us every year, we are making significant investments into our operation.
“This means we are building on our award-winning service and will be delivering an even better end-to-end customer experience for our customers at Manchester Airport.”