JTA Travel Group is considering reopening its Glasgow office and taking on staff affected by the restructuring of Travel 2.

JTA would look to recruit within the region and would prioritise Travel 2 staff affected by the proposed closure of it base in the Scottish city as part of a merger with dnata Travel Group sister company Gold Medal.

Jobs would be available at JTA across all roles, including sales, finance and operations.

The disclosure came as the trade-only operator started to bring back employees from furlough during the Covid-19 lockdown, including homeworkers and staff based at offices in Birmingham and Peterborough.

Group managing director Wayne Darrock said: “It’s been an extremely challenging time for our industry, and we have already witnessed the demise of some iconic brands.

“Like all, our business has suffered in this period and unfortunately we had to furlough several of our staff, however I am pleased to announce that many of these staff will be coming back to work for us in the weeks ahead.”

He added: “We are starting to see consumer confidence returning and as we see more destinations opening up, we are predicting a a positive end to 2020.

“We are trade-only, have been around for almost 40 years and have a strong balance sheet.

“We are offering agents the best flexible product options where bookings can be amended and cancelled free of charge.

“This is supporting agents by giving their customers the extra confidence they might need in making new bookings at this time.”