Posted on: 31 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
From 7 September, Flybe will operate up to three flights a day between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
The flights will depart early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon to coincide with onward long-haul connections through Amsterdam to destinations including New York, Bangkok and Singapore. The new route adds to Flybe’s existing Liverpool departures to the Isle of Man and Belfast City, with the airline operating a total of up to 120 weekly flights to and from Liverpool.
“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,” commented Flybe COO, Paul Simmons. “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
Re-establishing a link to a ‘hub feed’ has reportedly been LJLA’s priority for some time, as the most frequently requested route by stakeholders from across the region.
“The importance of this route should not be underestimated and this is a big commitment by Flybe. Their decision to launch this route to Amsterdam will open up the opportunity for global access to and from the Liverpool City Region,” explained LJLA’s CEO, Andrew Cornish. “As well as giving business and leisure passengers the convenience of being able to their start long-haul journeys from their home airport, it will also bring a further boost for the region’s tourism offer and inward investment opportunities.”