Jobs growth at Belfast International Airport

Business, Employment | Thu 4 Feb | Author – Business & Finance
flight plane air fly Francis Vallance

115 jobs are being created by six businesses at Belfast International Airport.

The jobs include 85 full-time positions and 30 part-time posts.

Brian Carlin, director of commercial development, Belfast International Airport, commented: “These jobs have little or no lead-in times. There’s a need for them now as we prepare for a bumper year with hundreds of thousands more passengers.”

He continued: “Right across the board, we’re seeing welcome growth. Airlines and airports generate jobs and new business opportunities at little or no cost to the taxpayer.”

The jobs are across a wide cross-section of aviation support activities including on-site food outlets, taxi operations and private charter services.

It brings the total number of new jobs announced at the airport in the past two months to 298.

In January 2016 Ryanair announced that it would launch a new four times daily service to London Gatwick.

Ryanair also plans to establish six further routes in October 2016 in an investment set to create 750 jobs.

Photo: Francis Vallance