Jet2 will take further step in their continued growth with the launch of flights for summer 2024 from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) – their 11th UK airport.
Jet2 and Jet2holidays is the U.K.’s third largest airline in largest tour operator, and have announced 20 destinations to operate in the summer 2024 season from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
The proposed programme will include seven destinations that are exclusive to the carrier, with the first Jet2.com flight from the airport planned to depart on 28th March 2024.
In their first summer of operations from Liverpool, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate up to 54 weekly flights, including 12 flights to both the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands every week.
Four based aircraft
The airline will base a fleet of four aircraft that the Liverpool airport. This is a significant programme for the company’s first summer of operations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, representing 565,000 seats on sale.
The programme also includes seven exclusive summer routes to Gran Canaria, Menorca, Rhodes, Zante, Madeira, Paphos and Bourgas (Bulgaria).
The group’s arrival at Liverpool John Lennon Airport also represents significant investment for the region. More than 200 new jobs will be created initially, with positions available across flight deck, cabin crew, engineering, and ground operations.
Two decades of operations
The announcement of the Liverpool launch comes after Jet2.com marked two decades since its first ever flight earlier this year.
Since launching with two aircraft and eight destinations back in February 2003, Jet2.com has expanded to become the UK’s third largest airline, flying to over 68 sun, leisure city and ski destinations with a fleet of 119 aircraft operating this summer.
Jet2holidays launched in 2007 and today it is the UK’s largest tour operator with an ATOL licence to carry 5.86 million passengers.
When it launched in 2007, it had an ATOL licence to carry just 23,000 passengers to 15 destinations whereas today it operates to more than 65 destinations across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe.
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.”
He added: “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.”
John Irving, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport, also noted the benefits to the region, saying: “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.”