Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes another new carrier with a permanent base, this time European Blue Air, as the airline makes the airport its eight European base.
The base will compliment the airline’s existing flights out of LJLA, creating 35 new jobs; including positions for pilots, cabin crew and engineers, as well as its existing operations.
A 189 seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be based at LJLA from next summer, as the airline introduces four new services.
The new services, which will see an extra 160,000 seats for the airline at LJLA, will be a daily service to Rome Fiumicino. A four times a week service to Milan Bergamo. A four times a week service to Hamburg and a three times a week service to Alicante.
Speaking about the news, Andrew Cornish CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “Since day one of Blue Air’s operations from Liverpool they have gone from strength to strength and this latest development is the natural next phase of their continued expansion.
Blue Air are creating something special here. They very much want to be a part of the region’s renaissance by investing in an area where they see tremendous opportunities to successfully grow their business, at the same time as creating local employment and attracting inward investment.”
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool John Lennon Airport is our gateway to the world and its success is hugely important to the present and future prospects of the City Region. This announcement is excellent news and more evidence of the growing confidence that airlines have in Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which is also reflected in growing passenger numbers.”