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Dart Group launches Jet2 base in Birmingham, brings 200 jobs

Staff Writer | July 8, 2016
Dart Group's low cost airline subsidiary Jet2 started accepting bookings for its eighth UK base at Birmingham Airport, and said the addition would bring 200 jobs to the city.
Airline   The leisure airline will fly to 15 destinations
The leisure airline, which focuses on hubs outside of London and the south east, will fly to 15 destinations on 57 flights from the airport.

It has begun selling tickets for next summer already, focusing on popular holiday destinations such as Alicante, Faro, Majorca, Ibiza and Lanzarote. Dart Group claims the investment brings almost 600,000 more seats to the airport in summer 2017 alone.

"This is an incredibly exciting day for us as we announce our expansion into our eighth UK airport base, providing further growth and investment for the region," said chief executive of Jet2 Steve Heapy.

"It's fantastic to be bringing our friendly low fares, great value package holidays, plus our brand new aircraft to Birmingham Airport."

Heapy said the investment was the most significant programme launch for some time, giving customers the choice of 15 holiday destinations.