Airline prepares for its busiest weekend of the year

Budget carrier easyJet has reported its busiest weekend of the year at its Liverpool and Manchester bases.

The airline said today (July 23) that it is preparing to carry more than 4,000 passengers this weekend from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Green and Amber destinations across Europe.

In total, there will 36 easyJet flights taking to the skies, connecting passengers from Liverpool to some of Europe’s key summer hotspots. Popular flight destinations include Mallorca, Malaga, Alicante, and Barcelona in Spain, Rhodes in Greece, and Faro in Portugal.

In Manchester, the airline is preparing to carry more than 7,000 passengers this weekend. In total, there will be more than 60 easyJet flights, connecting passengers to popular destinations include Mallorca, Tenerife, Malaga, and Alicante in Spain, Athens and Corfu in Greece, and Malta.

A recent survey showed that 61% of Brits say they are much more likely to want to travel abroad once they have been double jabbed, with the research revealing that travel was a major reason in (47%) driving their decision to get vaccinated.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “With schools breaking up for summer this weekend sees the busiest weekend so far this year and we are looking forward to taking as many people as we can on that long-awaited and well-deserved trip, or to reunite them with their loved ones.”

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic easyJet operated 33 routes out of Liverpool, and more than 60 from Manchester.

As travel restrictions ease and travel slowly begins to return, the carrier has recently added a number of new routes from Liverpool, including Malta, and Bournemouth, while in Manchester it has announced new routes to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, and the Isle of Man.