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Jet2 is set to begin operations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, marking its 11th UK airport base.
The airline and holiday provider will offer services to 20 different destinations, seven of which are exclusively available through Jet2.
The first flight from the airport is scheduled to depart on 28 March 2024, well timed for the Easter holidays.
The expansion further increases the UK reach of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, allowing even more holidaymakers and independent travel agents across the region to benefit from the company’s flights and package holidays.
In its first summer of operations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate 54 weekly flights. This includes 12 flights per week to both the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
A fleet of four aircraft will fly to destinations in mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Portugal, Madeira and Cyprus.
The program represents 565,000 seats on sale for the company’s first summer of operations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. It also includes seven special summer routes to Gran Canaria, Menorca, Rhodes, Zante, Madeira, Paphos and Burgas (Bulgaria).
With multiple weekly flights to multiple destinations, customers can enjoy great flexibility when choosing the length of their holiday.
The arrival of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays at Liverpool John Lennon Airport also represents a significant investment for the region. Over 200 new jobs will be created initially, with positions available in flight deck, cabin crew, engineering and ground operations.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our award-winning flights and holidays to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which becomes our 11th UK airport base.”
“This announcement further expands our footprint and comes on the back of huge demand being driven out of customers and independent travel agents across Liverpool, Merseyside and the wider region.”
He added: “We’ve seen demand really pick up over the last few years, so we know there’s going to be a fantastic response to this launch.”
“It also means significant investment in the sector, with four based aircraft coming into operation and the creation of over 200 new jobs.”
“Between now and Summer ‘24, we are focused on making sure everything is ready to commence operations, so that from day one we can provide customers from Liverpool John Lennon Airport with the same award-winning service that has made the world famous Has delighted millions of other customers across the UK for so many years.
John Irving, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, echoed these sentiments, saying, “It’s a great day for the airport and for holidaymakers in the area.”
“For the first time ever, travelers to the Liverpool City Area and beyond will have the opportunity to book a package holiday directly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport with the UK’s leading package holiday provider.”
flying over broughton became wings
To support its ongoing growth and refresh its existing fleet, Jet2 plc has purchased 98 Airbus A321/A320neo aircraft, with the potential to expand to 146 aircraft, the jet’s wings all built at the Broughton Wing plant .
The new aircraft offers approximately 20% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft models.
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