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Leeds-based Jet2 to recruit a thousand new staff

Jet2 fly out of Leeds-Bradford airport Credit: PA

The Leeds-based airline Jet2 has announced it's recruiting a thousand new staff.

The company, which will start flights from its eighth UK airport in Birmingham next year, is looking for pilots, cabin crew and engineers.

It says 135 of the new recruits will be based at Leeds Bradford Airport.

A roadshow for job seekers will be held in Leeds next month.

We have exciting plans to expand the number of destinations we fly to, as well as the number of UK bases we fly from, and this means that our team is growing all the time too.

– Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com