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.
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has announced two new routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA), with services to Nantes and Newquay starting in Summer 2013.
Flights go on sale today with Newquay becoming easyJet’s fourth domestic route from JLA, alongside Belfast, the Isle of Man and Jersey, while Nantes becomes the airline’s fifth French destination available. Easyjet now have 29 destinations on sale from Liverpool.
Flights to Newquay will commence on 4th July 2013, operating three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with fares starting from £27.49 one way including taxes. Flights to Nantes will commence on 5th July 2013 operating twice per week on Mondays and Fridays with fares starting from £29.49 one way including taxes.
Ali Gayward, easyJet Commercial Manager commented: "We are thrilled to be announcing new routes for Liverpool Airport and have carefully selected destinations to compliment the wide range of cities we already serve from the airport.
"The news demonstrates easyJet’s continued commitment to Liverpool as one our largest airport bases in the UK and a key gateway to the North of England. Our new services to Nantes and Newquay should prove popular with UK holidaymakers and business travellers looking for an easy and affordable way to reach Western France or Cornwall."
Craig Richmond, CEO Peel Airports commented, "We are naturally delighted that easyJet are looking to grow their business from Liverpool further. These new routes help to increase the choice and widen the range of destinations on offer from here for passengers from across the North West.
Holidaymakers will soon be able to choose to fly to the Cornish coast in England or to the west coast of France from Liverpool and we look forward to continuing to work closely with easyJet to explore further opportunities over the coming weeks too."
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.