Faro Airport is one of the key destinations included in Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ summer 2024 schedule for their new Liverpool John Lennon Airport base. The first Jet2.com flight from the airport is due to depart on 28 March 2024, “perfectly timed for the Easter holidays”.
The summer 2024 sale covers 20 sunshine destinations, “in response to enormous demand from customers and independent travel agents across the region”. Specifically for Portugal, this will include up to four weekly services linking Liverpool John Lennon and Faro airports, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Announcing the new services, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays CEO Steve Heapy 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… and we look forward to showcasing our VIP customer service to holidaymakers from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and delighting them with our product.”
Added Liverpool John Lennon Airport CEO John Irving, “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.”
Earlier this year, Jet2 celebrated its 20th anniversary of operations at Faro Airport.
In other news from airlines operating at Faro Airport…
Finnair is introducing a new “Superlight” ticket for journeys within Europe and making changes to its baggage allowances. According to the airline, “Excess amounts of carry-on baggage cause delays in boarding and impact both punctuality of flights and travel comfort. The changes are designed to address the issue of excess carry-on baggage on board, which is also a frequent feedback item from customers.“
From 1 June, the “Superlight” ticket type will replace “Economy Light” tickets on Finnair journeys within Europe. It includes a small bag, to be placed under the seat, but no other carry-baggage. Any purchases made at the airport will be counted in the allowance, so they must also fit into the underseat bag. Finnair Plus tier members travelling with a “Superlight” ticket will have one carry-on bag in addition to the underseat bag as a tier benefit.
Norwegian has signed an agreement to offer Anuvu’s cutting-edge high-speed technology, with the aim of improving the customer experience by offering a stable, fast and reliable Wi-Fi service onboard. “Norwegian will be the first airline in Europe to implement this cutting-edge technology, which will allow customers to browse, stream, upload and download from the internet at speeds up to 20 times faster than what is currently available. In addition, the technology has extra bandwidth, allowing 10 times as many customers to access the internet simultaneously without impacting performance.” The airline plans to start rolling out the new service within the next year.
Norwegian has also announced a partnership with Norsk e-Fuel to build what it says will be the world’s first full scale e-fuel plant. “We are moving Norwegian into the future,” said CEO Geir Karlsen. “Our sector contributes to great value creation, both socially and economically, and we commit to significantly reducing our climate impact as we take advantage of technological advances within aviation fuel. E-fuels can become a gamechanger for aviation. The partnership with Norsk e-Fuel is a landmark agreement for Norwegian, but also a milestone for aviation in Norway. It helps us move closer to the promise we have given our customers. We want to make it possible for everyone to fly sustainably.”
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