Manchester residents looking to find love this Valentines' Day should consider a career with the North's leading leisure airline, Jet2.com.
The leisure airline is renowned for its friendly service which could be a factor in why so many find love at work with the leisure airline. Jet2.com has revealed that of its 140 employees based at Manchester Airport, five couples who met through the airline have tied the knot in the past two years, with several more in steady relationships, or about to replace the aircraft aisle with the church aisle.
Our cabin crew couples include:
Craig Watson-Parke, 31, an aircraft engineer from Jet2.com, met cabin crew member Leanne, 35, on a Jet2.com plane which landed at Manchester Airport three and half years ago. The couple, who now live in Wilmslow, had their first date at the famous Romper Pub at Manchester Airport, and finally tied the knot last year on a Jet2holidays break to Cyprus. They now have a 16-month old son, Bradley.
Senior cabin crew managers Amy and Paul Houlihan, who live in Widnes, got together five and a half years ago, after meeting on a Jet2.com training course. When fate stepped in, and their rotas threw them together on several flights, love blossomed. Paul, 33, and Amy, 27, are married and have a two year old son Ashton.
Senior cabin crew managers Chris and Michelle Redfern, who live in Widnes, met on Chris' first operational flight for Jet2.com in 2006, and married three years later. Chris, 25, had to ask several times before Michelle, 29, agreed to go on a first date to the Trafford Centre. They now have a nine-month old daughter, Chloe.
Chris Redfern, from one of the happy couples, commented: "Jet2.com brought us together. If I hadn't been on that flight with Michelle I would never have met her. It must have been destiny! It's amazing how many couples there are within the company who are married, engaged or dating – there must be something in the air – or the aircraft!"
Phillip Meeson, Chief Executive of Jet2.com, added: "We pick our employees with certain attributes in mind – a can do attitude and friendly nature are key. Therefore I suppose it's no wonder so many of them get on so well! We're delighted to have played the role of Manchester's Cupid!"