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Jet2 takes off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport: Everything you need to know

4 months ago

The atmosphere was incredible at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) this morning, March 28, as the first Jet2’s passengers checked in.

Jet2 passengers were greeted with a celebration, with live music from a Beatles tribute band, free breakfast, and jet2 branded cupcakes. The airline also surprised passengers with loads of prizes including; free flights, free holidays, and more.

Both of Jet2’s maiden flights from LJLA were full, with the first being an 8.00am flight to Tenerife, with the second flight heading to Lanzarote at 10.00am. This now marks the start of 52 weekly Jet2 flights to over 20 destinations from LJLA.

Who is Jet2?

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is the UK’s largest tour operator and its third largest airline. 

Liverpool John Lennon Airport will be the 11th UK airport it will be operating from. 

Jet2 opens at LJLA
Jet2 opens at LJLA

When will Jet2 start services at JLA?

NOW – their first flight departed to Tenerife at 8am, with the second flight heading to Lanzarote at 10am.

How many flights will it be operating?

In the first summer (2024) it will operate up to 54 weekly flights, including 12 to both the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands every week.

How many Jet2 planes will there be?

To support the expanded operations from LJLA, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will introduce an extra aircraft for Summer 2025, bringing the total to five based aircraft at the airport. This increased fleet size reflects the company’s commitment to providing customers with a seamless travel experience and ample options for their holiday plans.

LJLA present Jet2 with a decorated guitar to symbolise Liverpool's musical heritage.
LJLA present Jet2 with a decorated guitar to symbolise Liverpool’s musical heritage.

Where will Jet2 fly to from LJLA?

Fasten your seat belts because a fleet of four based aircraft from Jet2 will fly to: Mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Bulgaria, Madeira, and Cyprus.

It will include seven exclusive summer routes to Gran Canaria, Menorca, Rhodes, Zante, Madeira, Paphos, and Bourgas (Bulgaria).

The exact destinations are:

Mainland Spain 

  • Alicante – up to four weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday) 
  • Malaga – up to three weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) 
  • Reus – up to two weekly services (Wednesday and Sunday) 

Canary Islands – highest frequency of services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport 

  • Fuerteventura – up to two weekly services (Wednesday and Saturday) 
  • Gran Canaria – exclusive route with up to two weekly services (Tuesday and Saturday)
  • Lanzarote – up to three weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday)
  • Tenerife – up to five weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Malta

  • Weekly services running on Tuesdays

Balearic Islands 

  • Ibiza – up to three weekly services (Monday, Friday, and Saturday)
  • Majorca – up to seven weekly services (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • Menorca – exclusive route – up to two weekly services (Wednesday and Sunday)
Jet2 ready for take off at LJLA
Jet2 ready for take off at LJLA

Portugal

  • Faro – up to four weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • Madeira – exclusive route – weekly Monday services

Greece 

  • Corfu – up to two weekly services (Monday and Friday)
  • Crete (Heraklion) – up to two weekly services (Tuesday and Friday)
  • Kos – weekly Friday services
  • Rhodes – up to two weekly services (Monday and Thursday) – another exclusive route
  • Zante – weekly Wednesday services – exclusive route

Cyprus 

  • Paphos – weekly Wednesday services – exclusive route

Turkey – highest frequency of services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport 

  • Antalya – up to four weekly services (Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday)
  • Dalaman – up to four weekly services (Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday)
  • Bodrum – up to two weekly services (Wednesday and Sunday)

Bulgaria – exclusive from Liverpool Airport 

  • Bourgas – up to two weekly services (Monday and Thursday) – exclusive route
Jet2 ready for take off at LJLA
Jet2 ready for take off at LJLA

Will Jet2.com and Jet2holidays be offering services in Winter too?

Jet2 has launched their first ever Christmas Markets programme from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, meaning holidaymakers in Merseyside can now book festive flights and trips to two Winter wonderlands.

Brand-new festive flights and breaks to Krakow and Prague will be operating between 29 November to 16 December 2024, with twice-weekly services (Monday and Friday) available during this period.

What are the other Winter destinations?

The full Winter 24/25 Winter Sun programme from Liverpool John Lennon Airport is:

  • Tenerife (up to five weekly flights)
  • Lanzarote (up to three weekly flights)
  • Gran Canaria (up to two weekly flights)
  • Fuerteventura (up to two weekly flights)
  • Alicante (up to three weekly flights)
  • Antalya (up to two weekly services)
  • Madeira (weekly services)
  • Paphos (weekly flights)

What’s changed at the airport?

The arrival of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays marks a significant expansion for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, bringing greater choice, investment, and job opportunities to the region. With the addition of new routes and increased capacity, travellers can expect enhanced connectivity and convenience when planning their journeys from the airport.

Expect to see more changes like:

  • The lounge relocated to a bigger space
  • A new premium bar experience Juniper & Co.
  • A new sensory space
Jet2 Cake at LJLA
Jet2 Cake at LJLA

How will the airport celebrate tomorrow?

As Jet2.com and Jet2holidays prepare to take off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, a celebration will fill the check-in area.

Passengers can expect a few surprises as airport staff celebrate the occasion with festivities and excitement, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the airport’s history as a key hub for travel in the region.

Why is this such good news for Liverpool and the airport?

As well as a massive boost and sign of confidence in the city and the airport, it will mean hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers will be able to travel to their chosen destination from Liverpool instead of further afield, and it will mean the creation of more than 200 new jobs.

Watch our behind the scenes video as LJLA prepared for Jet2’s arrival to the airport:

With the launch of Jet2’s operations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, travellers can look forward to seamless journeys to their favourite destinations, exceptional customer service, and an array of holiday options to suit every preference.

Whether it’s a sun-drenched getaway or a festive city break, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are ready to make travel dreams a reality for passengers in the region.

For more info on Liverpool John Lennon Airport click here.

For more info on Jet2 click here.

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