Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during August as passenger numbers rose by over 3% compared to August 2017.
easyJet has today announced it will operate flights to Venice in Italy from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) later this year, taking the number of routes they operate from Liverpool to 29.
This new service is due to commence on 31st October, with twice weekly departures on Tuesdays and Saturdays all year round. Flights go sale today, with easyJet expecting to fly 30,000 passengers a year on the route to and from Venice.
Venice is one of Europe’s most popular tourist and business destinations and this latest addition to the growing list of cities to be served from Liverpool, will provide added choice for both leisure and business travellers across the North West.
Venice becomes the seventh Italian destination to be served from Liverpool, with flights operated by a number of airlines already on sale to Bari, Milan Bergamo, Milan Malpensa, Naples, Pisa and Rome.
Paul Winfield, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Air Service Development Director commented, “This latest commitment by easyJet to Liverpool is great news for the Airport and for the City Region. Venice is another new destination to add to the growing list of popular European cities that passengers from across the North West can fly to from Liverpool – the fastest, easiest and friendliest airport in the North West.”
Ali Gayward, Country Manager at easyJet said, “We’re delighted to be adding Venice to easyJet’s destinations from Liverpool. It allows us to further enhance our range of leisure and business destinations from the airport.
“Being one of the most romantic and magical places in the world, Venice often tops peoples list of places to visit at least once in their life. It’s also a strong European economic hub and we expect to see plenty of support from the business community on the route.
“This announcement highlights our commitment to providing affordable year round routes to from Liverpool but will also benefit inbound tourism to the city.”
Tickets are on sale from today at www.easyjet.com, costing from £31.99 one-way (Fares are per person, based on two people travelling on the same booking).
In recent months, Management at Liverpool John Lennon Airport have been in talks with Airport Company employees who are members of the GMB Union regarding the 2018/19 pay award.
Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Widerøe has today commenced flights between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Bergen in Norway.
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