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EasyJet to create hundreds of new jobs

The airline is creating pilot jobs across the country Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Airline easyJet is to create 330 new jobs for pilots this year across all of its 11 UK bases, which include Newcastle.

The new posts will also be in Gatwick, Southend, Luton, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Belfast.

"We offer a clear career path for pilots with the potential to move from first officer to captain more quickly than at other airlines."

  • Captain Brian Tyrrell, easyJet's head of flight operations