Northwest gets Tallinn link

Budget carrier, easyJet has added an eclectic trio of destinations to its winter schedules at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The airline, which is famed for its orange and white aeroplanes, as well as its long-standing rivalry with Ryanair, will begin flying from the northwest to Brussels in Belgium, Salzburg in Austria, and the Estonian capital, Tallinn, from 2011.

EasyJet now has 32 routes available from Liverpool, including popular holiday destinations, Berlin in Germany, and Alicante in Spain.

Commercial Manager at easyJet, Ali Gayward, claims that the airline’s latest additions will attract the “full range of passengers,” from business executives and winter sports fans, to “holidaymakers seeking exciting new destinations.”

Flights to Tallinn, located in the north of Estonia, will begin on April 26 2011. The route will operate three times a week from Liverpool, priced at £27.99, one way. Tallinn is a curious amalgam of both new and old structures, with buildings from the Roman and Russian Empires (such as the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral) standing in the shadow of skyscrapers. The city is easyJet’s most northerly destination from Liverpool, and has the second highest latitude of all easyJet routes to Europe, after Helsinki, Finland.

Brussels, a city that needs no introduction, will be accessible from Liverpool from February 7 2011. Tickets, which went on sale on October 7, cost in the region of £23.99. The route will operate six times a week, despite being something of an experiment for the budget carrier: the flight is the first time that easyJet has offered a connection between the Belgian city and a UK airport.

Completing the trio, flights to Salzburg in Austria, a very popular location during the winter months, will begin on December 17 2010. The destination is one of three ski routes being sold by easyJet from Liverpool this winter, after Grenoble and Lyon in France. Liverpool-Salzburg will operate once a week, costing £25.99 for a one-way journey.

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