Liverpool airport agrees deal with Lufthansa to open up 150 routes from Europe
German airline Lufthansa announced the new route which will fly four times a week from John Lennon Airport.
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Why is it important?
The route will allow passengers from Liverpool to connect to over 150 destinations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas via Frankfurt.
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce said it will be good for the local economy, business and investment opportunities.
It will be the first time in its 66-year history in Britain that Lufthansa will take off from Liverpool.
What has been said?
Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said: “Our area is an international destination of choice renowned for our unique blend of sport, culture, music and heritage. Today’s announcement is fantastic news that will give us much better connections to Europe and beyond, whether for tourism or business.
“Only last week, I met with Andreas Michaelis, the German Ambassador to discuss how we can strengthen the links between our region and Germany. From our twinned towns and cities, cultural ties stretching from The Beatles to Jürgen Klopp and centuries of trading relationships, we have strong foundations to build on.”
When are the flights?
Operations start on 4 May, 2022, with four weekly connections:-
Every Wednesday (Airbus A320) and Sunday (Bombardier CRJ900):
LH968 Frankfurt 07:25 Liverpool 08:05
LH969 Liverpool 08:50 Frankfurt 11:30
Every Monday and Friday (Airbus A320):
LH968 Frankfurt 16:05 Liverpool 16:45
LH969 Liverpool 17:30 Frankfurt 19:10