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Why 2023 is such an exciting year for Liverpool Airport and when the new routes are coming

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Why 2023 is such an exciting year for Liverpool Airport and when the new routes are coming

2022 was a fantastic year for Liverpool Airport, with well over 3.4million passengers, new airlines arriving and others expanding, and new global connections opening up lots more destinations around the world.

It also got high scores from flyers when it was named as the joint number one airport in the UK in Which? Magazine’s annual survey to find the best and worst passenger experience. 

While luggage was piling up and queues at airports across the country were making headlines, travellers gave JLA a maximum five-star no-hassle rating.

This year’s already got off to a great start, with the airport winning a We Invest in People Gold Accreditation Award for being a top company to work for.

And there’ll be around 40 job opportunities created when easyJet bases an extra 156-seat Airbus plane at Liverpool through the summer season. Ryanair is also basing a fourth aircraft at JLA as it takes its weekly departures to over 125.

There’ve been added routes announced too, which means even more holiday places to choose from in 2023.

So, if you’re planning on getting away and looking for ideas, here’s what’s coming to JLA this year and when …

easyJet to Corfu

easyJet’s expansion at JLA will include the introduction of a new summer route to the popular holiday hotspot of Corfu. Flights connecting Liverpool and the Greek island are scheduled to launch on June 4, with weekly departures on Sundays.

Ryanair to Ibiza


Good news for clubbers because the White Isle is back on Ryanair’s list of destinations after missing for 2022. Weekly flights to Ibiza will start from March 28.

Ryanair to Madrid

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Spain’s beautiful capital – and a great place for footy fans – Madrid gets a new Ryanair route this spring, with three weekly departures starting from March 29.

Ryanair to Shannon

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With its flights already going to Cork, Dublin and Knock, Ryanair will have a fourth Irish destination from March 26 when it starts operating twice-weekly flights to Shannon. That’ll bring the total number of departures from Liverpool to Ireland to 48 per week.

Ryanair to Rome

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Italy’s amazing capital city also gets a new Ryanair route from Liverpool Airport in 2023. Twice-weekly flights to Rome will connect with JLA from April.

Lufthansa to Frankfurt

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Lufthansa launched its Liverpool to Frankfurt route in May last year and it’s been so successful that the airline plans to double its flights to six weekly departures, every day except Saturday, from the start of summer 2023. The increase in departures also means more global choice because Frankfurt is a connection hub for flights on to destinations including New York, Dubai, Chicago and San Francisco.

Widerøe to Bergen

Liverpool Airport

Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Widerøe is returning to JLA to operate flights to Bergen in Norway. The previous service stopped during Covid, but now twice-weekly departures to Norway’s second largest city, on Fridays and Mondays, will start again from March 31 which is a big plus for anyone heading to the Fjords and Norwegian footy fans coming to Liverpool.

Plan your journey here.



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