Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during March as passenger numbers rose by 7% compared to March 2017.
Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in summer 2016 they will introduce a brand new Thomson Airways route to Palma, Majorca from Liverpool John Lennon Airport offering Thomson Cruises holidays to customers from the North West.
The move to introduce the route is part of the UK’s leading holiday company’s strategy to ensure customers across the UK can fly from their local airport and stay at the best hotels in some of the most exciting destinations. The new route will go on sale on the 23rd April 2015.
Customers travelling from Liverpool during summer 2016 will be able to join the Thomson Majesty sailing from Palma as it explores the Western Mediterranean, with the introduction of evening stays in Ibiza and Barcelona on the Catalan Promise itinerary.
Thomson Cruises will also be offering customers the chance to add a stay in Majorca for those looking for a cruise and stay experience. A range of alternative holidays will also be available from Liverpool from Thomson and First Choice.
Flights will depart from Liverpool on Tuesdays commencing on 3rd May 2016, operating for 26 weeks throughout the summer 2016 season, on board a Thomson Airways 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson and First Choice, said of the move: “Adding a flight to Majorca from Liverpool demonstrates our commitment to the airport and the local area. It’s great that we can give local customers the chance to take advantage of fabulous new itineraries on board the Thomson Majesty sailing from Palma next summer and allowing them to experience the cruise and stay programme. We know the new route will be well received and we’re excited to extend our cruise offering by making it easily accessible for those living in the North West.
“Expanding access to our portfolio of destinations and hotels is a key part of our overall strategy and we hope that this move will enhance the holiday experience for our customers.”
Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “This is yet another significant announcement for the Airport as we re-establish a full season holiday charter product from Liverpool for the first time in 7 years.
There is huge demand for leisure holidays from our core catchment area. Today’s news means that the region’s passengers will now be able to start their Thomson or First Choice holiday with the added convenience of flying from their local airport.”
Upgrade to all inclusive for free for summer 2016
Early bookers for the summer 2016 season will benefit from a free all inclusive upgrade on selected sailings for all the Thomson Cruises ships, worth £199 per person per week.
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