New route and destination as easyJet launches fifth service this year from LJLA

Budget carrier, easyJet, is to launch a new route and destination from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA), to City of Derry Airport in Northern Ireland.

Starting from November 4 this year, the service will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays all year-round.

The new route to the second largest city in Northern Ireland will be the fifth new service the airline has added to its Liverpool network in the past 12 months, following new flights being introduced to Malta, Enfida in Tunisia, Hurghada in Egypt and the Greek island of Corfu.

City of Derry airport, which lies on the west bank of the River Foyle is home of Ireland’s only completely intact historic Walled City, the Derry Girls TV series, a vibrant food scene, award winning museums and plenty to discover where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coastal Route.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said the new destination will appeal to leisure and business customers, alike.

She said: “This new and exciting destination in our network provides our customers from across the North West with even greater choice and connectivity this year, all with great value fares and friendly service, and we look forward to welcoming them on board.”

Paul Winfield, Aviation Director for LJLA, said: “With more than one million passengers flying between Liverpool to Derry over the past few years, we are confident that easyJet will be a successful partner on the route and look forward to reconnecting both cities.”

The carrier now bases seven aircraft at LJLA, flying around two million passengers a year, offering up to 340 flights each week to 27 destinations.

It said fares are now available to book online, starting from £17.99.