LONDON, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK and Liverpool’s leading airline, has confirmed a move to expand at its Liverpool base, with the introduction of an additional Airbus A320 aircraft – the eighth aircraft to be based in Liverpool.
The aircraft is set to start operating from 27 July 2018. The airline will also upgrade two A319 aircraft to the A320 model, which will significantly increase easyJet seat capacity at Liverpool.
The announcement comes just 24 hours after easyJet put its flights for summer 2018 on sale yesterday morning meaning that thousands of flights to and from Liverpool are now on sale up until 2nd September 2018.
Over 3,000 easyJet flights are set to take place to and from Liverpool between 25th June 2018 and 2nd September 2018 providing more than 1 million seats for passengers to enjoy their summer holidays.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be announcing expansion at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The addition of another aircraft and the upgrading of two others will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at the base providing passengers with a greater range of destinations.
“easyJet is the UK’s leading airline and we have been committed to Liverpool airport for nearly 20 years. We are proud to have carried more than 40 million passengers in that time. We are delighted to demonstrate our commitment to the North West market with this growth which will enable us to offer more seats to more destinations from next Summer.”
Paul Winfield, Air Service Development Director for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented:
“This latest commitment from easyJet to the Liverpool market is great news both for the Airport and the Liverpool City Region. It not only means more passengers can travel through Liverpool John Lennon Airport, but will also bring a further boost to the local economy, enabling more passengers from across Europe to fly to Liverpool too.
“Today’s news reflects the continued focus the Airport has had to deliver more capacity and more routes to the Liverpool market, allowing passengers not just from our core catchment but from the whole North West to enjoy a faster, easier, friendlier airport experience.”
Paul Winfield, Air Service Development Director for LJLA commented, “This latest commitment from easyJet to the Liverpool market is great news both for the Airport and the Liverpool City Region. It not only means more passengers can travel from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, but will also bring a further boost to the local economy, enabling more passengers from across Europe to fly to Liverpool too.”
Today’s news reflects the continued focus the Airport has had to deliver more capacity and more routes to the Liverpool market, allowing passengers not just from our core catchment but from the whole North West to enjoy a faster, easier, friendlier Airport experience.”
easyJet operates 28 routes from Liverpool airport, offering up to 340 flights per week.
For more information about the new flights or easyJet’s network from Liverpool visit www.easyJet.com
For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252, log ontowww.easyjet.com or follow @easyJet_Press
Notes to Editors
*Fares per person, one way, based on two people travelling on the same booking.
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.
easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 78 million passengers annually, of which more than 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 270 aircraft on more than 880 routes to over 140 airports across 31 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in seven countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £9m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.
SOURCE: SOURCE: EASYJET PLC