Announcing its second new route out of Liverpool in just two weeks, easyJet says it will begin twice-weekly flights to a popular Mediterranean destination in July. Tony McDonough reports
Low cost airline easyJet has announced its second new summer route out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) in just two weeks.
In mid-June easyJet announced it was beginning flights to Bournemouth from Liverpool starting on July 10. Now it has said that from July 25, a twice-weekly return service will start operating between LJLA and Malta.
A popular Mediterranean destination, Malta is currently on the UK’s green list. This means travellers can go to and from the island without needing to self-isolate for 10 days on their return. Flights will from Liverpool on Tuesdays and Sundays and seats are now on sale at www.easyjet.com.
As well as being a popular holiday destination, Malta is steeped in history. It has been inhabited since 5900 BC has been used as an important naval base by Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese and the French and the British. It became a British colony in 1813 and secured its independence in 1964.
Paul Winfield, Liverpool Airport’s director of aviation development, said: “We continue to work closely with our airline partners looking at ways to offer passengers across the region the best opportunities to still be able to head off in search of some much needed summer sun.
“We are therefore delighted that easyJet have now chosen to add Malta to their list of destinations available this summer from Liverpool. As a destination on the green list, passengers can travel to Malta and return home without the need to quarantine based upon the current travel restrictions.”
Main Liverpool rival to easyjet, Ryanair, has also looked to grow its operations out of Liverpool, announcing six new routes in the past six months. Both airlines are trying to rebuild their businesses after seeing passenger numbers plummet during the pandemic.