Lufthansa Airlines has said that it will open up a new connection between Liverpool and Frankfurt, Germany.
Starting May 4, 2022 the German carrier will offer nonstop flights for the first time from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to its main hub in Frankfurt. Transferring passengers from Liverpool can soon easily connect through Frankfurt to over 150 destinations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas.
‘Lufthansa will be the first global network airline in Liverpool with easy reach to destinations on 4 continents’, says Heinrich Lange, Senior Director Sales Northern Europe Lufthansa Group Airlines. ‘As a premium carrier we will be the only airline at John Lennon Airport to offer seats in Business Class and all the amenities of a full service approach. This new route is also good news for incoming business; Liverpool is among the five most visited cities in the UK, known as the city of music, football and trade and will benefit tremendously from this new international route.’
This will be the first time in its 66 years’ history in Britain that Lufthansa as one of Europe’s leading airlines will take off at Liverpool with its Airbus A320 (168 seats) or its Bombardier CRJ900 (90 seats). With a flight time of just one hour and 40 minutes, passengers from Liverpool will reach Frankfurt, Europe’s financial centre that is also close to the famous Rheingau wineries. Members of Miles & More can earn and spend their miles also on these new flights.
John Irving, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport, commented, ‘It has been a long held desire of both the Airport and the City Region as a whole to reconnect Liverpool with the world and we are therefore absolutely delighted to be welcoming Lufthansa to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
To be able to connect Liverpool globally via Frankfurt will bring huge benefits to the business sector across our region both now and into the future and of course will now enable the world to easily connect into Liverpool to visit our brilliant city and the surrounding areas.
Lufthansa is such an iconic, five star airline. The links that their global network and that of their Star Alliance partner airlines brings are second to none and in partnership with key stakeholders across the region, we are looking forward to working with Lufthansa in preparation for the commencement of this important new route in May 2022.’
Liverpool will be Lufthansa Group’s 11th destination in Great Britain. Next summer, Lufthansa is planning up to more than 700 weekly connections to Great Britain as one of its top European markets for its leisure and business travellers.