Easyjet to expand at Liverpool as it adds an eighth aircraft to its fleet

Budget airline currently operates 28 routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, offering up to 340 flights per week, and now it will add an extra Airbus A320 from next summer. Tony McDonough reports

Easyjet is to base an Airbus A320 at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Picture by Tim Anderson

 

Low cost airline easyJet is looking to add more routes out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with the introduction of an additional aircraft.

From July 2018 easyJet will bring base its eight plane at LJLA –  an Airbus A320.

The airline will also upgrade two A319 aircraft to the A320 model, which will significantly increase seat capacity at out of Liverpool.

EasyJet already operates 28 routes from Liverpool Airport, offering up to 340 flights per week.

The announcement comes just 24 hours after the carrier put its flights for summer 2018, up to September 2, 2018, on sale.

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More than 3,000 easyJet flights taking off and landing at Liverpool between June 25 and September 2, providing more than 1m seats.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK commercial manager, said: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 40m passengers in that time.”

Paul Winfield, air service development director for LJLA, said: “This latest commitment from easyJet to the Liverpool market is great news both for the airport and the Liverpool city region.”

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