Low-cost carrier easyJet is offering some winter sun with its 33rd route from Liverpool and Lauda Air offers twice-weekly flights to the ‘most liveable city on the planet’. Tony McDonough reports
Two new routes to popular European destinations have taken off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA).
Low-cost carrier easyJet has launched its 33rd route from LJLA, offering twice-weekly flights to the Spanish island of Tenerife and Lauda Air has begun its new service to the Austrian capital Vienna, also twice-weekly.
Tenerife is a popular destination for Brits seeking respite from the cold weather at home and easyjet is expected to carry 8,500 passengers throughout the winter on its Airbus A320 aircraft operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
LJLA believes the Lauda Air service to Vienna will also prove to be a hit. Vienna has been voted the most liveable city on the planet for the 10th time in a row. It offers world-renowned art and culture and attractions such as Schönbrunn Palace and St Stephen’s Cathedral.
From the middle of November, until late December Vienna’s beautiful squares transform into a magical Christmas wonderland with numerous markets popping up across the city.
Lauda chief executive Andreas Gruber said: “We are delighted to offer our passengers a new non-stop service from Liverpool to my hometown Vienna and expand our route network. Lauda allows passengers to explore the most liveable city in the world for an unbeatable price.”
And Ali Gayward, UK commercial manager at easyJet, added: “It’s really exciting to see our first flight depart and highlights our commitment to providing affordable routes to winter sun destinations from the airport.
“It’s great to be able to offer our passengers a large range of destinations to choose from for their winter holidays and for those who wish to get some easy and affordable winter sun, and we’re sure Tenerife will continue to be a popular choice.”