A new route to the south coast of England will be launched by easyJet out of Liverpool this summer, offering twice-weekly flights. Tony McDonough reports
Low-cost airline easyJet is to launch a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Bournemouth this summer.
Starting on July 10 and offering twice-weekly flights on Saturdays and Wednesdays, the service will run right through the summer and into the autumn, coming to an end in late October. It is one of 12 new domestic routes launched by the carrier.
Seats go on sale today with fares starting from £22.99 one way per person including taxes. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We know our customers can’t wait to be reunited with friends and family or have more opportunity to explore the UK.
“This new route from Liverpool should prove popular and will further strengthen our domestic network providing customers with even more choice.
“We also know it is important to our customers to be reunited with loved ones overseas so we continue to urge the UK government to add more countries to the Green list – which can be done safely – to make this possible.”
Paul Winfield, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s director of aviation development, added “We know many of the region’s travellers are having to look closer to home this year for a summer break.
“This link to Bournemouth for the first time by easyJet will give passengers a fast and convenient way to travel to the beautiful south coast and areas such as Dorset and the New Forest.”