With expansion at the Irish airport, the low cost airline will be adding an additional 250,000 seats this summer as it looks to expand routes, including its popular Belfast to Lanzarote service.
As a result, the move will see more than 100 new jobs created at the airport.
As well as the positive effect this has on the airport, the new positions are expected to bring in financial benefits to the local areas. It’s anticipated that the local economy will benefit from combined salaries of around £1.6million from the new positions.
The airport’s Business Development Director, Uel Hoey, said “We would like to congratulate easyJet for its long-term commitment to this market and look forward to working closely with the airline to create ever-greater opportunities for the Northern Ireland travelling public and visitors to our region.”
“It’s important to remember that this growth comes in advance of any Air Route Development Fund which we expect to be announced shortly. The fund should serve to accelerate growth and deliver links to markets not already served from Northern Ireland. While the finishing touches are being put to the fund, the airport and our airlines are in expansion mode, growing the business, extending the route network and creating jobs.
“We could do much more, and can’t wait to see the remit, scope and extent of the fund, which has been years in the making.”