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Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low cost airline Wizz Air, who first started operating from Liverpool in late 2004, have today announced a further expansion of their Liverpool operations.
At a time when many airlines across Europe are cutting back on services, Wizz Air will commence a new service to Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, with three weekly flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport commencing in mid-July 2009. One way all inclusive fares start from as low as £12.99
The Capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe with something on offer for everyone. The beautifully preserved historic city has stunning architecture and many famous sights such as Wenceslas Square, Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. The Czech hospitality is legendary and visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome to the trendy bars or cosy traditional restaurants. Prague is also famed for its Christmas markets which are among the best in the World and now for the first time passengers will be able to travel direct from Liverpool to experience them.
Flights will commence on 11th July, departing each week from Liverpool on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:50pm giving travellers to Prague convenient times and days of the week for short breaks or business trips.
Wizz Air currently operate popular flights to the Polish cities of Warsaw, Katowice and Gdansk, carrying over 200,000 passengers on their Liverpool services last year.
John Stephenson Chief Commercial Officer of Wizz Air said, “Liverpool has been an excellent market for us and since starting operations from here over four years ago we have carried over 700,000 passengers. Whilst these are challenging times for all airlines, we continue to see real potential for growth at Liverpool, reflecting the importance of the Airport in our network and the gateway role it plays in the North West of England”
Neil Pakey, Deputy Chief Executive of Peel Airports, added: “The new service to Prague will complement the diverse range of destinations now available from Liverpool. The Czech Republic was one of the few countries yet to be served by a scheduled service from here and we are delighted that Wizz Air are continuing to develop new services at a time when many in the industry are looking at consolidation.”
Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has announced plans to take up the Liverpool to Isle of Man route formerly flown by Flybe. The service will operate between Liverpool and the Isle of Man up to 19 times per week initially, with plans to increase this to three times daily from the end of March.
Explosives detection dogs from police forces across the country have been taking part in a major training exercise at Liverpool John Lennon Airport this week.