EasyJet is expanding its base at Liverpool John Lennon airport with an eighth aircraft next summer.
The additional Airbus A320 is set to start operating from July 27.
The budget airline will also upgrade two A319s to larger A320s, which will “significantly increase” the airline’s seat capacity at Liverpool.
More than 3,000 easyJet flights are scheduled for next summer providing more than one million seats between June 25 and September 2.
The announcement came 24 hours after easyJet put summer 2018 flights on sale.
The carrier operates 28 routes from Liverpool airport, offering up to 340 flights a week.
UK commercial manager Ali Gayward said: “The addition of another aircraft and the upgrading of two others will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at the base providing passengers with a greater range of destinations.
“We have been committed to Liverpool airport for nearly 20 years. We are proud to have carried more than 40 million passengers in that time. We are delighted to demonstrate our commitment to the north-west market with this growth which will enable us to offer more seats to more destinations from next summer.”
The airport’s air service development director Paul Winfield added: “This latest commitment from easyJet to the Liverpool market is great news both for the airport and the Liverpool city region.
“It not only means more passengers can travel from Liverpool John Lennon airport, but will also bring a further boost to the local economy, enabling more passengers from across Europe to fly to Liverpool too.”
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