EasyJet — 20 years at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

easyJet celebrated twenty years of flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport on 27th October 2017, a remarkable achievement given the challenging times its had to endure over the past 20 years!

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easyJet UK boss Ali Gayward being handed a cake by Liverpool John Lennon Airport Director, Paul Winfield.

On 27th October 1997 easyJet’s first flight landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol from Liverpool. Aqua’s Barbie Girl topped the UK music charts, New Labour had just won a landslide election victory and OJ Simpson had just been sentenced to life in prison. Since that day easyJet has flown over 39 million passengers on over 300,000 flights out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport. That works out at 2.3 million passengers every year.

There are now over 28 easyJet routes out of Liverpool and the airline employs 375 pilots and crew to service those flights. easyJet considers Lievrpool one of its key bases. A combination of affordable fares, customer service and innovative new technology have kept easyJet ahead of the competition.

The airline has confirmed a move to expand at its Liverpool base, with the introduction of an additional Airbus A320 aircraft for summer 2018. This will be the eighth aircraft based at Liverpool. easyJet is committed to providing easy and affordable connections to and from Liverpool by offering customers low fares and a convenient schedule.

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easyJet aircraft on stand at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

EasyJet is set to expand its offering at Liverpool starting with a new route to Venice on 7th November 2017.

Says Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager:

We’re delighted to be celebrating easyJet’s operation over the past two decades from Liverpool today. Twenty years ago easyJet changed the way Europe travelled. We challenged the high price monopolies of the legacy airlines and enabled a new generation of people of all ages, incomes and interests to enjoy Europe.

We started with fares from Liverpool from £29 – or as we advertised at the time, the same price as a pair of jeans. A pair of Levis 501s will now set your back £75 while our fares to and from Liverpool start from £23.49

I have to thank our fantastic customers who travel to and from Liverpool for their loyalty and support.

Although today we’re celebrating 20 years of easyJet in Liverpool, we’re even more excited about the future. We will continue to challenge conventional thinking and we look forward to where the next two decades could take us.

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easyJet crew at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Says Paul Winfield, Air Service Development Director for Liverpool John Lennon Airport:

easyJet has been instrumental in taking Liverpool from being an airport with just under 700,000 annual passengers when they first arrived in 1997 to 5 million passengers today.

They have helped to give passengers from the Liverpool City Region and the wider North West and beyond, the opportunity to be able to choose to fly from a convenient, hassle free airport, offering great customer service with value for money air fares.

Their recent decision to base an eighth aircraft here next year, will help to develop our long term partnership further benefiting not just the Airport but the local economy too.


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