Cheap flights carrier easyJet’s new flights to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from Liverpool will be operated using a brand new Airbus 320 aircraft.
Since the airline arrived at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 1997, it has operated a fleet of Boeing 737s, which have a capacity of 149 seats, and Airbus 319s, which can accommodate 156 passengers.
The new 320s have an improved capacity of 180 people, while they also give the airline the capability to fly longer distances.
This will allow easyJet to operate medium-haul flights to the Canary Islands and north African in addition to its many short-haul flights.
Trevor Spinks, the carrier’s commercial manager, said the introduction of new aircraft reflects the airline’s "continued commitment" to its 22.5 million customers.
"We’ve listened to customer feedback calling for more routes to the sun and are confident our two new routes to the Canaries will be a huge success, and we plan to continue to expand the choice for our passengers in the north of England," he commented.
The airline recently announced that it will be launching 22 new routes this winter, with more flights heading to Morocco, the Canary Islands, Israel and Egypt.