Around 100 new jobs are set to be created at Birmingham Airport by

The airline arm of the holiday company is planning to expand its team at the airport and has launched a recruitment drive for pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.

It is part of a wider move by the group to recruit 1,700 new staff nationwide.

The company said it was planning to increase its seats by 13 per cent during 2018, including a million seats to 30 destinations out of Birmingham.

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Earlier this year, Jet2 launched new weekly flights and holidays to the Algarve and Malaga and announced special Christmas shopping flights to New York from Birmingham Airport.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said: "It has been an exciting year and we are delighted to be creating so many opportunities to join our award-winning team at Birmingham Airport.

"If you care passionately about looking after customers, we would love to see you at one of our upcoming roadshows and we look forward to welcoming you on board."

A recruitment event is being held from 10am to 5pm on September 6 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, at the NEC.