Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK’s largest tour operator and third-largest airline, have announced that Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) will become their newest base, with the launch of new flights and holidays from Liverpool for Summer 2024.
Jet2 is offering 20 sunshine destinations on sale for Summer ’24 from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, in response to demand from customers and independent travel agents across the region. The programme includes seven destinations that are exclusive to Jet2.com and Jet2holidays from Liverpool. The first Jet2.com flight from the airport will depart on March 28, 2024, in time for Easter.
For Summer 2024, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate up to 54 weekly flights from Liverpool, including 12 flights to both the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands every week. A fleet of four based aircraft will fly customers to a wide choice of destinations across Mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Portugal, Madeira and Cyprus.
This will be the first time that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will have operated from Liverpool, with 565,000 seats on sale. The programme also includes seven exclusive summer routes to Gran Canaria, Menorca, Rhodes, Zante, Madeira, Paphos and Bourgas (Bulgaria).
John Irving, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, ‘This is a great day for the Airport and for the region’s holidaymakers. For the first time travellers from across the Liverpool City Region and beyond will have the opportunity to book package holidays with the UK’s leading package holiday provider, direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport – the airport of choice for travellers from across the North West and North Wales, bringing together the current Which? Travel Brand of the Year with the current Which? Best UK Airport.
‘It’s also great to have seven new routes available that we know will be popular with holidaymakers and for our local independent travel agents to be able to sell, with customers taking advantage of all the convenience and hassle-free benefits of flying from Liverpool.’
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to be expanding our award-winning flights and holidays to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which becomes our 11th UK airport base. This announcement further expands our footprint and comes on the back of the enormous demand that we know is out there from customers and independent travel agents across Liverpool, Merseyside and the wider region.
‘The announcement of our 11th UK airport reflects our long-term strategy to continue growing responsibly to become the UK’s leading and best leisure travel business. It also means significant investment in the region, with four based aircraft coming into operation and the creation of over 200 new jobs.
‘Between now and Summer ’24, our focus is on ensuring everything is ready to launch operationally, so that from day one we can provide customers from Liverpool John Lennon Airport the same award-winning service which has delighted millions of other customers from across the UK for so many years.’