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Easyjet expansion to create new job opportunities

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Contractors could see themselves benefitting from the airline Easyjet’s latest announcement that it plans to base more aircraft in Edinburgh Airport.

Easyjet has said that it plans to add to the five plans already kept in the Scottish capital and will in turn could potentially create up to 100 new job opportunities, which will be available for both freelancers and permanent workers.

The first of the two new Airbus A319s is due to arrive at the beginning of December of this year, with the second beginning operations in March 2013; the company has said that this project will help to benefit the local economy.

Contractors may be interested to hear that as well as creating more than 100 jobs directly, many more will be created indirectly in a move which will help the Scottish economy further by boosting connectivity for both the tourism industry and the business community.

Hugh Aitken, Easyjet’s head of Scotland, said, “We are doing something quite unique, we’re starting to talk to a lot of our partners, Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland and others about where they see the opportunities, where they see the markets that are underserved or have potential to grow in and out of Scotland and how they can support us with that.

“The decision to base a further two aircraft in Edinburgh is testament to the importance of Scotland to easyJet’s operation.

Alex Salmond, First Minster, added,”The announcement that easyJet is set to base two further aircraft at Edinburgh airport is fantastic news for Edinburgh and Scotland as a whole.

“The company’s commitment to create more than 100 jobs in Edinburgh is a significant vote of confidence for the city and its airport, as well as offering a boost to the wider local and national economy with many thousands of extra passengers now due to arrive in Scotland.

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