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.
Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has announced plans to take up the Liverpool to Isle of Man route formerly flown by Flybe.
The service will operate between Liverpool and the Isle of Man up to 19 times per week initially, with plans to increase this to three times daily from the end of March.
Flights will commence tomorrow (Thursday 12th March) with the airline operating morning and evening departures. This service will provide an important medical link between the Isle of Man and Liverpool, whilst also serving the strong business and leisure links.
Director of Aviation Development Paul Winfield commented, “After the sad demise of Flybe last week, we are naturally happy to be able to work with our newest airline partner to re-establish an important high frequency service for both airports and communities.
Loganair will be able to serve the North West market from Liverpool Airport and we look forward to working with them to identify further domestic opportunities”.
The Isle of Man’s Infrastructure Minister, Ray Harmer MHK, welcomed the news, saying “I am really pleased that we have been able to restore scheduled flights on this route so quickly.
I am sure this will be welcomed by Isle of Man patients who need to get their health appointments in the United Kingdom and by the many Island residents who wish to travel to Liverpool for business or pleasure.”
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.