Ryanair has announced it is to increase capacity on a number of routes it serves from Liverpool John Lennon Airport next year, as well as adding five new routes.
The exciting new routes to be launched, from summer 2017, will be to Prague the capital of the Czech Republic, Sofia the capital of Bulgaria, Marrakesh in Morocco, the Spanish Catalan city of Girona and Bari in southern Italy.
What’s more, increased services will operate to Warsaw in Poland, Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Faro on the Portuguese Algarve and to the Spanish holiday destinations of Alicante and Malaga.
This news means that the airport will benefit from an extra 15 departing flights each week, seeing an additional 200,000 seats.
In total, 32 routes will be served by Ryanair out of LJLA, seeing growth rise by 11% for the airline, as it supports 1,400 jobs. Whilst the airport will benefit from even greater increases in passenger numbers.
Speaking about the news, CEO for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Andrew Cornish, said, “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 recognise 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.”
With Robin Kiely, Head of Communications at Ryanair adding, “Customers can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for Summer 2017. As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair and we urge all customers who wish to book their summer 2017 holidays to do so now on the Ryanair.com website, where they can avail of the lowest fare air travel to and from Liverpool.”