easyJet has officially opened the airline's new training facility 'The easyJet Gatwick Academy'. The new Academy, a £2.7 million investment by easyJet, has been built to accommodate easyJet's continued growth and houses a training facility comprising classrooms, cabin simulator, evacuation slide and fire training rig. The Academy is located within Concorde House at London Gatwick Airport and will train easyJet pilots and crew from bases across Europe.

Carolyn McCall, easyJet chief executive, also announced that the airline will recruit 1,140 crew over the next year with a split of approximately 830 cabin crew and 310 pilots.