Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomed its newest airline today with the arrival from Reykjavik of the first flight to and from Liverpool by new Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY.
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (26 Nov) launched its Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule with 29 routes including Faro, Lanzarote and Reus and more flights to Dublin, which will deliver 1.8m customers p.a. and support 1,350* “on-site” jobs at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Ryanair’s Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule will deliver:
• More flights to Dublin (4 x daily)
• 29 routes in total (including Reus 2 x weekly)
• 116 weekly flights
• 1.8m customers p.a.
• 1,350* “on-site” jobs p.a.
Ryanair is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Liverpool base, and has carried over 24 million customers to/from Liverpool, since its first flight to Liverpool took off in 1988.
In Liverpool, Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said, “Ryanair is pleased to launch our Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule, with 29 routes in total and more flights to Dublin, which will deliver 1.8m customers p.a. and support 1,350* “on-site” jobs at Liverpool Airport.
Our customers can look forward to further improvements in the coming months, including our personalised website, with exciting new digital features such as ‘hold the fare’ and real customer destination reviews, under our “Always Getting Better” programme, as we continue to offer so much more than just lowest fares.
To celebrate the launch of our Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule and our 10 year base anniversary, we are releasing 100,000 seats for sale across our European network at fares starting from just £19.99, which are available for booking until midnight Monday (30 Nov). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Robin Tudor, Head of PR at Liverpool John Lennon Airport added, “It only seems like yesterday that Ryanair made Liverpool one of their major UK bases and over the past 10 years they have given passengers from across the region the opportunity to fly to a fantastic range of destinations and at some of the lowest fares, all with the added convenience and hassle free benefits of flying from Liverpool.
Ryanair’s continued commitment to Liverpool will mean another busy summer here next year and we look forward to working with Ryanair over the next 10 years.”
Steven Small, Head of Tourism at Marketing Liverpool, said, “Although Ryanair have been operating into Liverpool for almost 30 years, the decision to base aircraft here a decade ago was a massive milestone for the airport and given the positive impact on our visitor economy over that time it's an achievement definitely worth celebrating.
In that time they have played a key role in the city’s growth as a visitor destination, bringing tourists in from key markets such as Ireland and Spain. They have given an easy route to Liverpool through key events such as European Capital of Culture year in 2008, the Giants which arrived in 2012 and 2014 and the Cunard Three Queens celebrations this year. This is before mentioning the many people who come for cultural city breaks, weekends in Liverpool or sporting events like the Grand National and football matches.
It’s no surprise that Ryanair have continued to grow since 2005 and I foresee many more passengers and hopefully even more routes to Liverpool in the forthcoming decade.”
*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers.
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.
A new service by PLAY airlines will connect Liverpool with Reykjavík and four eastern US cities.
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