Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have today announced the latest stage in their continued growth and success story by launching their award-winning flights and holidays from Liverpool John Lennon Airport – their 11th UK airport.
The UK’s largest tour operator and third largest airline have put 20 sunshine destinations on sale for Summer 24 from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, in response to enormous demand from customers and independent travel agents across the region. The programme includes seven destinations that are exclusive to Jet2.com and Jet2holidays from Liverpool. The first Jet2.com flight from the airport will depart on 28th March 2024, perfectly timed for the Easter holidays!
Today’s announcement further expands Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ UK footprint. It means that even more holidaymakers and independent travel agents across Merseyside and the wider region can benefit from the companies’ award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays.
In their first summer of operations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate up to 54 weekly flights, including 12 flights to both the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands every week. A fleet of four based aircraft will fly customers to a wide choice of destinations across Mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Portugal, Madeira and Cyprus (full list of destinations below).
This is a significant programme for the company’s first summer of operations from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, representing 565,000 seats on sale. The programme also includes seven exclusive summer routes to Gran Canaria, Menorca, Rhodes, Zante, Madeira, Paphos and Bourgas (Bulgaria). With multiple weekly flights to many destinations, it means that customers can enjoy fantastic flexibility when it comes to choosing the duration of their holiday.
Today’s announcement means that customers travelling from Liverpool John Lennon Airport can experience and enjoy the VIP customer service which has seen Jet2.com and Jet2holidays continually grow its business whilst repeatedly winning high-profile accolades. These include Which? Travel Brand of the Year, Which? Recommended Provider and Tripadvisor’s Best Airline – UK and Top 10 Airlines of the World.
These customer service accolades complement those of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which in recent years has been voted the Which? Best UK Airport as well as Which? Recommended Provider and commended for its high levels of customer service, with travellers able to take advantage of the Airport’s faster, easier and friendlier passenger experience. Passengers flying from Liverpool, check-in quickly and pass through the terminal with ease compared to many larger airports, with average security queue times of just 12 minutes last Summer and more on time departures than most other UK airports.
The Jet2 VIP customer service includes friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with Jet2.com. Customers also get that very same VIP customer service along with 2-5 star accommodation, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection through a package holiday booked with the UK’s largest tour operator, Jet2holidays.
Customers travelling from Liverpool John Lennon Airport can book their Jet2holiday direct via the website or by phoning the customer friendly Contact Centre, or alternatively through an independent travel agent. The tour operator’s award-winning trade team will be working in partnership with independent travel agents to ensure they have all the knowledge they need to sell Jet2holidays package holidays and grow their businesses.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ arrival at Liverpool John Lennon Airport represents significant investment for the region too. More than 200 new jobs will be created initially, with positions available across flight deck, cabin crew, engineering, and ground operations. To find out about joining the team, interested candidates can visit: https://www.jet2careers.com/
Today’s announcement comes after Jet2.com marked two decades since its first ever flight earlier this year. Since launching with two aircraft and eight destinations back in February 2003, Jet2.com has expanded to become the UK’s third largest airline, flying to over 68 sun, leisure city and ski destinations with a fleet of 119 aircraft operating this summer.
Jet2holidays launched in 2007 and today it is the UK’s largest tour operator with an ATOL licence to carry 5.86 million passengers. When it launched in 2007, it had an ATOL licence to carry just 23,000 passengers to 15 destinations whereas today it operates to more than 65 destinations across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe. As well as package holidays through Jet2holidays, customers can choose packages through Jet2Villas, Indulgent Escapes, VIBE by Jet2holidays and Jet2CityBreaks. This extensive product range means that the company has something for everyone travelling from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, whether that be families, couples, groups, solo travellers, millennials, or those looking for a taste of luxury.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We are absolutely delighted to be expanding our award-winning flights and holidays to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which becomes our 11th UK airport base. This announcement further expands our footprint and comes on the back of the enormous demand that we know is out there from customers and independent travel agents across Liverpool, Merseyside and the wider region. We have seen that demand really ramp up over the past couple of years, so we know there will be a fantastic response to this launch. We have seen time and time again how popular our product is when we bring it to new customers, and we look forward to showcasing our VIP customer service to holidaymakers from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and delighting them with our product.”
He added: “The announcement of our 11th UK airport reflects our long-term strategy to continue growing responsibly to become the UK’s leading and best leisure travel business. It also means significant investment in the region, with four based aircraft coming into operation and the creation of over 200 new jobs. Between now and Summer 24, our focus is on ensuring everything is ready to launch operations, so that from day one we can provide customers from Liverpool John Lennon Airport the same award-winning service which has delighted millions of other customers from across the UK for so many years.”
John Irving, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport, commented: “This is a great day for the Airport and for the region’s holidaymakers. For the first time, travellers from across the Liverpool City Region and beyond will have the opportunity to book package holidays with the UK’s leading package holiday provider, direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport – the Airport of choice for travellers from across the North West and North Wales, bringing together the current Which? Travel Brand of the Year with the current Which? Best UK Airport.”
He added: “It is also great to have seven new routes available that we know will be popular with holidaymakers and for our local independent travel agents to be able to sell, with customers taking advantage of all the convenience and hassle free benefits of flying from Liverpool.”
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ Summer 24 Programme from Liverpool John Lennon Airport:
Canary Islands – highest frequency of services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Turkey - highest frequency of services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Bulgaria – exclusive from Liverpool Airport