Airport bosses have celebrated a major new international link which kicked off at Liverpool John Lennon Airport this week.
Lufthansa’s new service to Frankfurt brings the return of global connectivity for the airport and the city region for the first time in more than 10 years.
The last time Liverpool was connected to an international hub was in 2012, when Dutch carrier KLM cut its Amsterdam connection to the airport.
The German carrier’s LH968 flight from Frankfurt landed shortly after 8 a.m., where it received the airport‘s traditional welcome with a water arc plane baptism performed by the rescue and rescue service. airport firefighting as the plane taxied to the terminal.
This was followed by an inauguration ceremony at the aircraft stage prior to departure for Frankfurt, performed by Lufthansa Group’s Senior Sales Manager for Northern Europe, Heinrich Lange, the CEO of John Irving Airport and Merseyside High Sheriff Lesley Martin-Wright who joined the celebrations to welcome Lufthansa to Merseyside.
The new service is a significant addition to the airport’s destination roster, as passengers can now check-in in Liverpool and easily connect with Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners to a host of global destinations through their main hub in Frankfurt.
Senior representatives from the region’s visitor business and economy communities were also on hand to join in the celebrations recognizing the importance of this new link to business and the tourism industry in the city region. and North Wales, now making travel between Liverpool and a host of world destinations much easier.
Many have worked closely with the airport over the years to help attract Lufthansa to Liverpool.
John Irving said: “We are delighted to see this important and strategic new route come to fruition, with Lufthansa being welcomed here today by representatives from the business and economic community visitors from across the Liverpool, Cheshire and and North Wales.
“This route reconnects Liverpool with the world, now allowing travelers from across the region to fly to a host of global destinations via Lufthansa’s seamless connections in Frankfurt, with the added benefit of all the passenger benefits of a from Liverpool.”
Heinrich Lange said: “The new connection to the heart of Europe has found its first travelers from Liverpool as we can already see good booking figures.”
“We want to convince our customers in the North West of England and Wales of an easy transfer to our Frankfurt hub.
“Each passenger remains in the same terminal for their connecting flight. We offer quality and service as a five-star carrier in the air and on the ground. And we’re thrilled that Liverpudlians can now start their journey with us even closer to home or office.
“This city, known for music, football and commerce, will also benefit from the global access we provide as the only network airline at John Lennon Airport.”