EasyJet announce 1,000 new jobs to be created.
There will be 600 cabin crew based in the UK, with many at Gatwick. The others will be pilots and other staff.
The airline is offering loans of £100,000 for women to train as pilots. It comes as figures show just one in 20 flight crew are women.
It comes as the airline is launching its new European training centre at Gatwick.
A passenger has been tasered by police on board an easyJet flight at Gatwick Airport.
It's reported the man suddenly became disruptive before the flight to Belfast took off.
ITV Meridian's News Editor, Adam Clark, spoke to Richard Caddy - one of the passengers caught up in dramatic situation when an easyJet plane had to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport following a technical fault which led to smoke onboard.
EasyJet said it is putting its contingency plans into action following a volcanic eruption in Iceland.
"As things stand there are no changes to easyJet's flying programme, including flights to and from Iceland," a spokesperson for the airline said. The budget airline said it is using specialist technology to ensure any ash created by the eruption is detected and chartered.
The Met Office has been in "close contact" with Iceland's Meterological Office, after it issued a red alert for the country's Bardabunga volcano which began erupting today. A spokeswoman said:
Video. Easyjet says it will create 200 new jobs - with the launch of new services from Gatwick. The airline bought slots from rival Flybe which is pulling out of Gatwick to cut costs.
Easyjet is targeting business travellers with flights to Brussels and Strasbourg among others. The airline says the new routes will carry more than one million extra passengers.
It's part of a strategy to change Gatwick's image as mainly an airport for holidaymakers. Malcolm Shaw has our report.
London Gatwick saw four million passengers use the airport this August, which is up by nearly 200,000 compared to last year.
Passengers flying to European destinations continued to grow with over three million passengers choosing to fly from the airport.
The top European destinations were Spain, Italy and Greece.
A new route to Moscow with easyJet proved to be popular with over 19,000 passengers flying there from London Gatwick in August.
Long haul flights to Dubai and Vietnam also grew in popularity.
It is just "a matter of time" before another volcano in Iceland erupts - disrupting flights over here in the UK, and the rest of Europe once again That is the view of experts from the South who are developing a system for aeroplanes that will detect ash in the sky.
Back in 2010, most airline services in the region, and much of the UK were grounded because of a drifting Icelandic ash cloud following a volcanic eruption. Mike Pearse reports.
EasyJet and its partners Airbus and Nicarnica are planning the final stage of testing for the AVOID technology. Over the weekend they flew back a tonne of volcanic ash from Iceland collected by the Institute of Earth Sciences in Reykjavik. It will be used for testing by Airbus & Oxford University.
The ash, dried to create the consistency of fine talc, will be used in a unique experiment which is planned for this summer. T
The next phase of testing will involve two Airbus test planes, one of which has the ability to disperse the ash into the atmosphere, thereby creating an artificial ash cloud for a second Airbus test aircraft with the AVOID technology fitted to detect and avoid at over 30,000ft.