Posted on: 12 September 2016 by Mark Howells
Ryanair is expanding operations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) for summer 2017 with five new destinations including Prague, Sofia, Marrakesh, Girona and Bari.
The airline’s twice-weekly Bari and Girona Barcelona flights and four-times-weekly Prague flights will take place year-round, while its twice-weekly Marrakesh and Sofia services will be seasonal.
In addition, the airline will also increase its departures to certain destinations. Flights to Warsaw will become four-times-weekly, services to Gran Canaria will become twice-weekly, Palma flights will become daily, services to Faro will take place nine-times-weekly, Alicante flights will be ten-times-weekly and its Malaga services will become twice-daily.
This will result in an extra 15 flights departing from LJLA per week during summer 2017, offering over 200,000 additional seats. During summer 2017, Ryanair will serve 32 destinations in total from LJLA. Ryanair expects these changes will result in an 11% growth in its passenger traffic from the airport.
Andrew Cornish, CEO of LJLA, stated, “This latest commitment from Ryanair towards the airport and the city region is a reflection of the confidence that we both have in the opportunities for further growth here.Ryanair recognises the recent investment put in by the airport with improved facilities and our best in class customer service, giving the region’s travellers a great airport experience typified by our ‘Faster. Easier. Friendlier.’ marketing.”
Robin Kiely, head of communications at Ryanair, added, “We are pleased to launch our Liverpool Summer 2017 schedule earlier than ever, which will deliver two million customers per annum and support 1,400 jobs at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.”