Thursday, April 16, 2015

First charter flights at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in seven years

Thomson and First Choice will launch the first charter service out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) in seven years, starting next summer.

They they will introduce a new Thomson Airways route to Palma, Majorca from (LJLA) offering Thomson Cruises holidays to customers from the region for the first time.

It is part of a strategy by the tour operator to enable its customers to fly from their local airport to its hotels and destinations.

The new route will go on sale next Thursday, April 23.

Customers travelling from Liverpool from summer 2016 will be able to join the Thomson Majesty sailing from Palma, exploring the Western Mediterranean, with the introduction of evening stays in Ibiza and Barcelona on its Catalan Promise itinerary.

Thomson Cruises will also be offering customers the chance to add a stay in central locations in Corfu town, Palma and Malaga for those looking for a city break experience.

A range of alternative holidays will also be available from Liverpool from Thomson and First Choice, from all-inclusive holidays to villa breaks.

Flights will depart from Liverpool on Tuesdays, starting May 3, 2016, operating for 26 weeks throughout the summer 2016 season, on a Thomson Airways 189-seat Boeing 737-800.

Karen Switzer, director of aviation planning for Thomson and First Choice, said: “Adding a flight to Majorca from Liverpool demonstrates our commitment to the airport and the local area. It’s great that we can give local customers the chance to take advantage of fabulous new itineraries on board the Thomson Majesty next summer and allowing them to experience the cruise and stay programme.

“We’re excited to extend our cruise offering by making it easily accessible for those living in the North West. “

She added: “Expanding access to our destinations and hotels is part of our strategy. We hope this will enhance the holiday experience for customers.”

Andrew Cornish, LJLA chief executive, said: “This is yet another significant announcement for the sirport as we re-establish a full season holiday charter product from Liverpool for the first time in seven years. There is huge demand for charter holidays from our core catchment area.

“Today’s news means that the region’s passengers will now be able to start their Thomson or First Choice holiday with the added convenience of flying from their local airport.”
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