easyJet has launched its first flights this weekend from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Palermo, Sicily and Pula in Croatia and will add an eighth aircraft to its Liverpool base.
A new route to Dalaman, Turkey also took-off yesterday and the inaugural flight to Toulouse departs in October. The new routes will be supported by the arrival of a new aircraft at the base.
Operating twice a week, easyJet expects to carry more than 20,000 passengers to Palermo, Pula and Dalaman this summer. easyJet expects to carry over 2.4 million annual passengers to and from the airport for the first time this year with an eight per cent rise in passenger numbers.
With the addition of the new routes, easyJet now operates 32 destinations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
easyJet’s UK country manager, Ali Gayward said: “Having been at Liverpool John Lennon Airport for over twenty years, the addition of another aircraft this summer will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at the airport whilst providing passengers with a greater range of destinations, all with low fares and great service.”
Liverpool John Lennon Airport director of aviation development, Paul Winfield said: “easyJet have also upgraded two of their A319 aircraft already based here to the larger A320 model, further increasing seat capacity, which along with these latest new routes gives more passengers from across the North West and North Wales, the opportunity to experience our best in class, faster, easier friendlier customer experience.”