Low-cost airline Norwegian has announced it will be creating more than 130 crew and pilot jobs as it prepares for continued growth at Edinburgh Airport in 2017.
Norwegian began flying from Edinburgh in 2009 and has since flown over 1.1 million passengers with services to six European destinations.
With a range of new aircraft being delivered in 2017, including the brand new Boeing 737 MAX, Norwegian is planning further new routes from Edinburgh.
The new routes include plans for low-cost transatlantic flights from Edinburgh to the US east coast which are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Along with offering affordable transatlantic travel to Scottish passengers, the new routes are also expected to generate increased inbound traffic from the US to Edinburgh, helping support tourism, business and hospitality opportunities in Scotland.
Norwegian’s chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Edinburgh is a central part of our UK growth plans and together with new aircraft and new flights, we are also creating new jobs in Scotland.
“We are looking for talented crew and pilots to join us in delivering our ambitious growth plans at Edinburgh Airport. As an award-winning airline, with new aircraft and global expansion plans, this is a great opportunity for people to join us as we head into our busiest ever year.
“More jobs in the air will help also create more jobs on the ground and Norwegian’s plans for new flights into Edinburgh will help support tourism, business and hospitality opportunities in the UK’s second most visited city. We look forward to unveiling more about our Edinburgh expansion plans in the coming weeks.”
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline, carrying around 30 million passengers per year to 150 global destinations.