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easyJet, the UK’s leading airline celebrated its first flight to Tenerife on Wednesday. The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a firm favourite for those looking for a short haul winter break and the new route provides an additional winter sun destination for passengers from the region.
Departing twice a week, the airline is expected to carry 8,500 passengers throughout the winter on its Airbus A320 aircraft operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
This inaugural flight is the 33rd route easyJet now operates from Liverpool, a base it has been serving since 1997.
Ali Gayward, UK Commercial Manager at easyJet, said:
“We’re delighted to be adding Tenerife to easyJet’s range of destinations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. It’s really exciting to see our first flight depart and highlights our commitment to providing affordable routes to winter-sun destinations from the airport.
“It’s great to be able to offer our passengers a large range of destinations to choose from for their winter holidays and for those who wish to get some easy and affordable winter sun, and we’re sure Tenerife will continue to be a popular choice.”
Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, said:
“Liverpool John Lennon Airport is delighted to welcome this new service to Tenerife. We are sure that the service will prove popular with passengers from across the North West Region, and welcome this latest new route with easyJet.”
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Photo caption: the easyJet crew and Katie Elliot, Head of Marketing at LJLA, celebrating the new route from Liverpool to Tenerife.
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