Lufthansa’s new service to Frankfurt takes off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, bringing the return of global connectivity for the city for the first time in over 10 years.
The UK’s largest airline easyJet, today announced further growth of their operations at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) as part of a wider expansion of services across the North West.
The airline will be adding 3 exciting new destinations to their Summer 2009 schedule from early June: Dubrovnik on the Adriatic Sea in the south of Croatia, Naples in southern Italy and Bordeaux in south west France.
The extra business will see the basing of an additional aircraft at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. easyJet currently has eight aircraft based at the Airport, offering a choice of flights to over 20 destinations and carried over 2 million passengers through the Airport last year.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Neil Pakey, Deputy CEO of Peel Airports commented, “This is a great way to start the New Year. Further expansion of easyJet services at Liverpool is a sign of their continued commitment to low cost air travel both here on Merseyside and across the North West. It’s a tremendous vote of confidence for the Airport and its future potential at what is for many in the industry proving to be an extremely difficult economic climate to operate in.”
This will be the first time we have seen scheduled services to each of these three new destinations from Liverpool, giving the region’s passengers access to low cost fares to an even greater choice of destinations”
A new service by PLAY airlines will connect Liverpool with Reykjavík and four eastern US cities.
A £2m investment is now underway to introduce new passenger facilities that will also create a further 200 jobs at the airport.