EasyJet has launched a recruitment drive for 1,500 seasonal cabin crew members to fly next summer, to serve the “predicted ramp-up in demand”.
The roles will be across Europe for the budget carrier’s operations between March and October 2022.
A total of 1,100 of these jobs will be based in the UK, alongside 250 seasonal crew who are set to return after having worked with easyJet last summer.
The airline is also taking on 150 newly qualified cadet pilots in the UK who had originally been due to join the airline at the beginning of the pandemic.
They will now join between January and April 2022.
EasyJet is also planning to begin recruitment in the coming weeks for experienced Airbus pilots, to be based in Europe.
Johan Lundgren, easyJet chief executive, said: “With the recovery underway, we are ready and able to seize opportunities and our seasonal crew are integral to this.
“As the largest UK airline, we are proud to employ thousands of people across the country, as well as in Europe, and have been delighted with the overwhelming response so far with more than 11,000 applicants for the 1,500 crew roles.”
EasyJet will expand its UK fleet with three more aircraft across its Bristol and Manchester bases for the summer 2022 season.