UK’s regional carrier Flybe launches daily flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam
Flybe launches global hub connection for Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Inaugural flight to Amsterdam Schiphol marks three-times daily service linking up with onward connections
Regional carrier Flybe today started its daily hub connection from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, allowing passengers to connect with a host of routes around the globe. Flybe will operate up to three flights per day between Liverpool and Amsterdam, departing early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon, offering an opportunity for passengers to make convenient long haul connections to destinations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai.
The first flight departed from Liverpool at 7.15am this morning with senior representatives from LJLA on board who were met by a delegation from Schiphol Airport.
Mark Povall, LJLA’s air service development director presented Lotte Harbers, aviation marketing director for Schiphol, with a special ‘Superlambanana’ gift on behalf of Liverpool to mark the occasion of Flybe’s inaugural flight.
The airline recently stepped up its services from Liverpool by announcing a new daily service to Edinburgh, which starts at the end of October. It
will also be increasing capacity on its existing Isle of Man and Belfast City services, taking the total number of flights to and from Liverpool by Flybe to around 150 per week.
LJLA chief executive Andrew Cornish said: “In the past, re-establishing a ‘hub link’ from Liverpool has been the most requested service by stakeholders and passengers across the Liverpool city region. Both business and leisure passengers are now able to take advantage of the convenience of being able to start their long haul journeys from their home airport, as well as bringing a further boost for the region’s tourism offer and inward investment opportunities.”
Flybe’s chief commercial officer, Paul Simmons, added: “Flybe is delighted to play a part in making it possible for Liverpool customers to access the world through Amsterdam and, just as importantly, make it easier for the rest of the world to come to Liverpool. The airline already has a number of codeshare and interline arrangements with long haul carriers that, in the future, has the potential to benefit passengers even further.”
Source and full article: Liverpool Echo7 September 2015