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.
Blue Air are today celebrating their first anniversary since opening their base at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) 12 months ago.
Liverpool became Blue Air’s eighth European base in March 2017 with the basing of one of the airline’s 144 seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft at LJLA. This aircraft has operated from Liverpool to Rome, Milan and Alicante throughout the past 12 months and carried over 140,000 passengers in what has been a successful year for the carrier.
Blue Air also operate flights from the Romanian cities of Bucharest, Cluj and Bacau carrying a further 100,000 passengers over the past year on these routes too.
As well as benefiting the region’s travellers, Blue Air’s decision to base one of their aircraft at Liverpool had an immediate impact on the local economy too, with the airline creating 38 jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers. Whilst also providing direct access for more overseas visitors to the Liverpool City Region.
The region’s travellers have been full of praise for the airline and their support has helped to encourage Blue Air to add more destinations from Liverpool, with flights due to start in June 2018 to Malaga and Palma.
All Blue Air passengers flying out of Liverpool were treated to special anniversary cakes as part of the celebrations
Tudor Constantinescu, Blue Air’s Chief Commercial Officer said, “The tremendous Liverpool welcome we received 12 months ago has been followed by strong levels of support that have enabled us to further expand our operations from Liverpool.
Our passengers appreciate the great value for money and high levels of customer service that we offer and we look forward to continued growth at Liverpool over the next 12 months.”
Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development for LJLA commented, “We are delighted to welcome Blue Air’s first anniversary of their base operations at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. They are very much part of the airport family and we are delighted to see new routes to be launched later this year to Malaga and Palma.
“Their complimentary on board food and drink allow passengers from across the North West to travel to their favourite destinations in style, from the Fastest, Friendliest and Easiest Airport in the North West.”
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