New twice-weekly service, beginning on October 31, will operate all year round and will take the total number of routes offered by the carrier at LJLA to 29. Tony McDonough reports
Budget airline easyJet is to offer a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to Venice.
The new twice-weekly service, beginning on October 31, will take the total number of routes offered by the carrier at LJLA to 29.
Flights will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays all year round and easyJet is expecting to fly 30,000 passengers a year on the route to and from Venice.
The historic Italian city is famous for its canals and gondolas and is known as the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’.
It becomes the seventh Italian destination to be served from Liverpool, with flights operated by a number of airlines already on sale to Bari, Milan Bergamo, Milan Malpensa, Naples, Pisa and Rome.
Paul Winfield, LJLA’s air service development director, said, “This latest commitment by easyJet to Liverpool is great news for the airport and for the city region.
“Venice is another new destination to add to the growing list of popular European cities that passengers from across the North West can fly to from Liverpool.”
Ali Gayward, country manager at easyJet, added: “This announcement highlights our commitment to providing affordable year round routes to from Liverpool but will also benefit inbound tourism to the city.”