Monarch is opening its new 110,000 square-foot maintenance facility at Birmingham airport today.
The company says it has created 150 jobs and provided the first hangar in the UK capable of working on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
It is designed to be a strategically important facility for the airline industry in the Midlands.
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Heavy snowfall has caused widespread disruption across the East Midlands, with icy roads and snowy conditions affecting travel services.
Cold with wintry showers and the possibility of further snow in the east.
Weekend weather forecast - more snow to come ?