As flights start to increase at Liverpool Airport following the easing of restrictions easyJet is set to have its busiest weekend of the year at the airport. Tony McDonough reports
Low cost airline easyJet will see its businesses weekend of the year at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) this weekend.
With children now having broken up for their school holidays, the airline has seen a surge in bookings for flights to holiday destinations out of Liverpool. Across the weekend easyJet will see 36 flights take off from Liverpool carrying more than 4,000 passengers.
Popular flight destinations include Mallorca, Malaga, Alicante, and Barcelona in Spain, Rhodes in Greece, and Faro in Portugal.
Following the easing of COVID restrictions Liverpool Airport is now seeing a gradual return of passengers after the most turbulent 18 month in its history. Over the next week around 250 flights will take off from LJLA, up from around 200 the previous week.
Earlier this week, easyJet’s main rival at the airport, Ryanair, announced 10 new routes out of Liverpool – five in the summer season and another five in its winter schedule.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “With schools breaking up for summer this weekend sees the busiest weekend so far this year and we are looking forward to taking as many people as we can on that long-awaited and well-deserved trip, or to reunite them with their loved ones.
“All easyJet customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee at any time up to two hours before departure, providing even more last-minute flexibility.
“Should a mandatory hotel quarantine impact a customer’s travel destination this summer, customers can now request a refund for their flight within four weeks before departure if the restriction is still in place, even if their flights are still operating.”