Lufthansa’s new service to Frankfurt takes off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, bringing the return of global connectivity for the city for the first time in over 10 years.
Passengers checking in for the first flight were entertained by a Canadian Mountie and sampled traditional Canadian food of pecan pastries with maple syrup. Mrs Jan Amos from Eastham, Wirral was the first passenger to check-in and as a consequence received a bottle of champagne. Jan was flying to Toronto to visit relatives and friends in Port Colborn, near Niagara Falls.
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is Canada’s largest City and home to the tallest building in the world, the CN Tower as well as being a hotbed of culture and entertainment. Passengers can now enjoy direct flights starting from only £99 including taxes.
Flyglobespan is now operating weekly flights to Toronto’s Hamilton Airport which is conveniently positioned to serve downtown Toronto and other popular destinations in the province of Ontario, with Niagara Falls less than an hours drive away.
The weekly flight departs JLA at 1.30pm arriving in Toronto at 4.30pm. Return flights leave Toronto on Sunday evenings at 8.20pm arriving in Liverpool at 8.25am the following day.
Neil Pakey, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Managing Director said:
“This flight marks the beginning of a new era for John Lennon Airport by being our first ever scheduled transatlantic service. As well as giving passengers in the North West the opportunity to fly to Canada at some great low fares, we hope that many Canadians will take the opportunity to visit Liverpool and Merseyside, particularly in the run up to 2008 and the City’s European Capital of Culture celebrations.”
Flyglobespan is already well known to Liverpool John Lennon passengers having operated flights to Tenerife during the winter and later this month the airline launches a daily service to New York JFK – the first direct airlink between the two cities.
Chairman of flyglobespan, Tom Dalrymple said: “This is an exciting time for the airline and the airport. With our flights to New York starting later this month, these are two highly attractive long-haul destinations. The key factors of load factor and fuel price are even more important on these longer routes, and therefore the flyglobespan model that has worked so well on short-haul routes fits well into the long-haul market, delivering low seat prices”
As with all flyglobespan flights, passengers can book flight only or chose to add on transfers and/or accommodation. All flight, holiday, & city break details are available on www.flyglobespan.com
A new service by PLAY airlines will connect Liverpool with Reykjavík and four eastern US cities.
A £2m investment is now underway to introduce new passenger facilities that will also create a further 200 jobs at the airport.