2018 was another successful year for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and the cause for a double celebration with the Airport’s latest passenger figures showing a milestone in passenger throughput, at the same time as having the UK’s best scheduled flight punctuality record.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) today celebrated Flybe’s inaugural service from Liverpool to Edinburgh.
This daily departure is Flybe’s fourth route from Liverpool, complementing the airline’s other services to the Isle of Man, Belfast City and Amsterdam with onward worldwide connections at Schiphol Airport. Today’s addition to their Liverpool programme takes the total number of flights to and from Liverpool by Flybe to approximately 150 per week.
Edinburgh is LJLA’s first service to Scotland in almost 10 years and with a flight time of just 1 hour 15 minutes, is now the easiest way to travel to the Scottish capital from the City Region, compared to nearly 4 hours by train or car.
The route is expected to be popular with both leisure passengers looking for a short break and those travelling on business with both ends of the route benefiting from this new air link.
Mark Povall, Air Service Development Director commented, “This is another welcome addition to the Flybe network from Liverpool, greatly reducing the journey time to Scotland’s capital city and further improving connectivity between the City Region and other parts of the UK.”
Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer added, “We are delighted to be launching a brand new route this winter connecting the heart of Liverpool to Scotland’s capital. It offers an obvious alternative to rail or road, providing yet more time-saving travel for our regional customers.”
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is gearing up once again for the traditional Christmas and New Year ‘getaway’, with over 140,000 passengers expected to pass through the Airport over the festive and New Year holiday period.
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe have today announced another new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA), with flights to commence next Summer to the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Varna.