Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomed its newest airline today with the arrival from Reykjavik of the first flight to and from Liverpool by new Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY.
Ryanair today announced a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to Szczecin in North East Poland, with a twice weekly service starting on 21st May 2010.
Szczecin is Poland’s seventh largest city and the country’s largest sea port, on the Baltic Sea and brings the number of destinations in Poland served by Ryanair from Liverpool to seven.
In recent months, there has been a resurgence of business in the Polish market and the addition of this new route to Szczecin now means that there are flights from Liverpool to nine destinations in Poland with Wizz Air also operating to three Polish cities and easyJet to one – putting JLA on level terms with London Stansted as the top UK airport for choice of destinations to Poland.
Outside of the South East, Liverpool is clearly the UK’s number one Airport for passengers travelling to and from Poland with over twice as many flights and seats available than any other UK airport outside of London.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for the Peel Airports Group commented, "Liverpool is now by far the market leader when it comes to services to Poland outside of London, with more departures, more capacity and more destinations available to Poland than any other airport outside of the South East.
"Whilst many airports continue to see a decline in business, Ryanair’s decision to continue to explore new opportunities from here, reflects airline confidence in Liverpool."
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.
A new service by PLAY airlines will connect Liverpool with Reykjavík and four eastern US cities.