Lufthansa has launched its new service from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Frankfurt, bringing the return of global connectivity for the airport and the Liverpool City Region for the first time in over 10 years.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomed the inaugural arrival with a traditional Fire Truck Water Arch.
This was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at the aircraft steps ahead of the departure to Frankfurt performed by Lufthansa’s Senior Director Sales Northern Europe Lufthansa Group Heinrich Lange, Airport CEO John Irving, and The High Sheriff of Merseyside Lesley Martin-Wright, JP, DL who joined the celebrations to welcome Lufthansa to Merseyside.
This new service is an important addition to the airport’s list of destinations, with passengers now able to check-in at Liverpool and easily connect onwards with Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners to a host of global destinations via the main hub in Frankfurt.
“We are delighted to see this important and strategic new route come to fruition, with Lufthansa welcomed here today by representatives of the business community and visitor economy from across the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and North Wales,” said John Irving, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport. “This route reconnects Liverpool with the world, now enabling travellers from across the region to fly to a host of global destinations via Lufthansa’s seamless connections at Frankfurt, with the added advantage of all the passenger benefits of flying from Liverpool.”
Heinrich Lange, Senior Director Sales Northern Europe, Lufthansa Group, added: “The new connection to the heart of Europe has found its first travellers from Liverpool as we can already see good booking figures. We want to convince our customers from North-Western England and Wales about an easy transfer at our Frankfurt hub. Every passenger stays in the same terminal building for their connecting flight. We offer quality and service as a Five-Star-Carrier in the air and on the ground. And we are pleased that Liverpudlians can now start their journey with us from even closer to their home or office. This city known for music, football and trade will also benefit from the global access we provide as the only network airline at John Lennon Airport.”
Every Wednesday and Sunday
LH968 Frankfurt 07:25 – Liverpool 08:05
LH969 Liverpool 08:50 – Frankfurt 11:30
Every Monday and Friday
LH968 Frankfurt 16:05 – Liverpool 16:45
LH969 Liverpool 17:30 – Frankfurt 19:10