More than 40 jobs have been created at George Best Belfast City Airport as the relaxation of travel restrictions leads to increased demand for flights.
The roles are split between the companies that service the airport with retail, hospitality and operational companies including Swissport, Starbucks, WHSmith, Artisan, MITIE and AV Flight.
They are looking for a wide range of employees to fill positions ranging from Store Assistants, Front Desk, Team Leaders, Ramp Service Agents and others.
In addition, Value Cabs, which operates the taxi service from the airport, offers a range of positions for independent taxi drivers and call center agents.
“The removal of the traffic light system in Northern Ireland leaving only one list of ‘red’ countries from October 4 as well as the announcement that the United States will open to fully vaccinated travelers from November is huge news for the aviation industry, ”Joanne Deighan, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said. “And with more than 88% of adults over 18 in Northern Ireland now fully vaccinated, we are already seeing increased demand for short breaks and business trips over the coming months.”
This has been confirmed by a number of airlines increasing the number of flights from the airport.
British Airways announced an increase in frequency on its Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds routes and introduced a new Birmingham service for the winter season, while Aer Lingus pledged to increase flights to London Heathrow, Edinburgh and Manchester.
easyJet has also confirmed that it will continue to operate its London Gatwick route with flights on sale until February 2022.
The airport said more route announcements could be expected in the coming weeks.