Bangor baggage shipping firm to create ten new jobs

Bangor-based Send My Bag now operates in 100 countries.
Bangor-based Send My Bag now operates in 100 countries.

A BANGOR-based baggage shipping company has announced the creation of ten new jobs after Covid-19 restrictions on air travel contributed to a surge in demand for its services.

Send My Bag was originally set up in 2010 by Adam Ewart to help Northern Ireland students send their belongings to and from university.

The company shifted focus to airline baggage a year later following the introduction of restrictions and extra charges on baggage by airlines.

It resulted in the expansion of its services to the US and Australia. It now serves customers in over 100 countries.

But while the impact of Covid-19 has hit the commercial airline industry, the restrictions on travel has contributed to a sharp rise in demand for Send My Bag.

The company said it is now handling over 60 per cent more shipments per day than this time last year.

It has announced the creation of seven customer service roles based in Bangor and three additional software developer jobs based at its office on Botanic Avenue.