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Jet2 moves headquarters up north
A Jet2 aircraft
The airline started flying from Leeds Bradford International in 2003
Low cost airline Jet2.com has announced plans to create more than 100 new jobs by moving its head office to the north.

About 30 employees are also expected to relocate from its existing headquarters in Bournemouth to Leeds Bradford Airport in Yeadon.

Chief executive Philip Meeson said the airline had gone from strength to strength since it started operating services from West Yorkshire in 2003.

When the move is complete, Jet2 will employ about 450 people at the airport.

'Great support'

"I think Leeds Bradford is a great regional airport and there is really great potential in Yorkshire," Mr Meeson said.

When it first started operating from Leeds Bradford, Jet2 flew to seven destinations.

With flights to Lanzarote scheduled to start in November, it will be servicing at least 22 destinations by the end of the year.

"We are a Yorkshire based business now," Mr Meeson added. "We have had great support from the airport and its good to think we can give something back."

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