Liverpool airport lands new routes and jobs

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Flight company Blue Air will be stationing a new aircraft at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and linking new destinations to the city.

The new routes from Liverpool will start in April 2017, including a daily service to Rome, four flights a week to Milan and Hamburg, along with a service to Alicante.

This will create 35 jobs, including opportunities for recruitment, cabin staff and engineers, and the airline says it hopes to employ local people.

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be decorated with a unique red and blue Liverpool livery design based on the city’s cultural heritage and a social media contest will allow people to contribute to its design.

A spokesman for the Liverpool John Lennon Airport told JMU Journalism: “The new aircraft will bring investment to the city and encourage visitors to fly in to Liverpool. Blue Air have said that in the future they hope to bring more aircraft to create more jobs and investment.”

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Blue Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Tudor Constantinescu, told the Liverpool Echo: “We do not want to come here just to sell tickets. We want to come here and integrate with the local community and to design a special product for the community to be part of the development. It will be definitely a great experience for us.”

The Romanian airline company began operating services at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2014, and has since carried almost 120,000 passengers to and from the city.

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