Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during March as passenger numbers rose by 7% compared to March 2017.
Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low cost airline Wizz Air, who first started operating from Liverpool in late 2004, have commenced their latest route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with three flights each week to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
Flights operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing at 12:50pm, giving travellers to Prague convenient times and days of the week for short breaks or business trips.
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 are able to travel direct from Liverpool to experience them.
Wizz Air already operate popular flights to the Polish cities of Warsaw, Katowice and Gdansk, carrying over 200,000 passengers on their Liverpool services last year and recently celebrated their fifth ‘birthday’ with passengers at LJLA.
Neil Pakey, Deputy Chief Executive of Peel Airports, commented: “This new Prague service is important for both leisure and business markets, linking the Liverpool City Region directly with yet another European capital city. At a time when many airlines across Europe are cutting back on services, Wizz Air clearly recognise the opportunities to grow their business from here.”
John Stephenson, Executive Vice President of Wizz Air said: “Prague is one of Central and Eastern Europe’s most popular destinations and as such is well connected from most of the UK’s regions. We are delighted to be the airline offering a direct connection for Liverpool to this booming cultural and economic center. We are confident that this new service will be just as popular as our existing routes from LJLA to the CEE.”
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is expecting the first Bank Holiday weekend of the year to be particularly busy with passenger numbers set to be around 10% higher than last year as thousands of travelers from across the region jet off for Easter from Liverpool.
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