Flybe connects Liverpool
John Lennon Airport with Amsterdam and the world
FLYBE Europe's largest
regional airline, on 7 September 2015, commenced its new service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) giving passengers the
ability to connect onwards to the host of European and long haul destinations
available from this busy international hub.
The 1st flight departed from Liverpool at 7:15am, 7 September 2015, with senior
airport representatives on board, who on arrival at Amsterdam just under 90
minutes later, only to be met by a delegation from Schiphol Airport.
Mark Povall, LJLA's Air Service Development Director, presented Lotte Harbers,
Aviation Marketing Director for Schiphol Airport, with a special:- 'Superlambanana'
gift on behalf of Liverpool to mark the occasion of the
airline's inaugural flight from Liverpool to Amsterdam. The 'Superlambanana' is
a famous 17ft tall sculpture located in Liverpool City Centre.
Flybe now operates up to 3 flights per day between Liverpool and Amsterdam,
departing early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon and that offer the
opportunity for passengers to make many convenient onward long haul connections
available through Amsterdam. Destinations including:- Singapore, Hong Kong,
Tokyo and Shanghai are now all accessible from Liverpool via Amsterdam.
Flybe is offering a seat sale on this brand new route for a limited time only
with one way fares from £25.99 (usual price from £34.99) on bookings made
between 10 September to 15 September 2015, at:-
Flybe.com, effective for travel, from 9
October through to 26 March 2016.
The airline recently committed to further expansion 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 with an additional daily departure to both destinations, taking the
total number of flights to and from Liverpool by Flybe to approximately 150 per
Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Simmons, said:- "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. We already have a number of codeshare and interline
arrangements with long haul carriers that, in the future, have the potential to
benefit passengers even further."
Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented:- "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."
To further mark the launch of the new route, LJLA has partnered with influential
travel bloggers to set a series of challenges in the cultural City of Amsterdam.
Exploring the European hotspot, the bloggers will be competing against the clock
to uncover hidden treasures and attractions across the City.
All of the action from the blogger challenge can be tracked using the hashtag:-