Lufthansa connects Liverpool globally

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has announced a new connection with Lufthansa, that will see flights from LJLA to Lufthansa's hub in Frankfurt begin in May 2022. The connection will bring huge benefits to the city regions business community and beyond.


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Lufthansa Airlines announced that it will open up a new connection between Liverpool and Frankfurt (Germany). Starting 4th May 2022 the traditional German carrier will offer nonstop flights for the first time from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to its main hub in Frankfurt. There, all Lufthansa and Star Alliance carriers operate under one roof within one single terminal. Transferring passengers from Liverpool can soon easily connect through Frankfurt to over 150 destinations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

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 in the middle of Germany and close to the famous Rheingau wineries. Members of Miles & More can earn and spend their miles also on these new flights. 

“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.

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.”

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said, “Our area is an international destination of choice renowned for our unique blend of sport, culture, music and heritage. Today’s announcement is fantastic news that will give us much better connections to Europe and beyond, whether for tourism or business.  

“Only last week, I met with Andreas Michaelis, the German Ambassador to discuss how we can strengthen the links between our region and Germany. From our twinned towns and cities, cultural ties stretching from The Beatles to Jürgen Klopp and centuries of trading relationships, we have strong foundations to build on. 

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Lufthansa for the first time next year – along with the many, many visitors they’ll be taking to and from our region. I’m sure that once people have visited us, they’ll be back time and time again.” 

Chris Brown, Director of Marketing Liverpool added, “This new route is fantastic news for international tourists and Liverpool City Region’s ambitions to connect to global markets from one of Europe’s major hubs.  

It means more European and international travellers can enjoy our exciting 2022 events programme and world-famous visitor experience.

Liverpool has enduring cultural and sporting connections with Germany. From The Beatles second home in Hamburg to Jürgen Klopp’s love affair with the city, we are delighted to welcome another German icon to Liverpool next year”.

Paul Cherpeau, CEO of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce commented, “Liverpool Chamber and it’s members will be delighted by the news of Lufthansa’s decision to add LJLA to its global network. Liverpool’s status as a global city is reflected positively in this announcement which will provide a boost to our connectivity to additional markets for business and leisure activities, enhancing our ability to expand our export and inward investment opportunities whilst catalysing the rebuilding and growth of our Airport.

The attraction of such a famous and reputable carrier such as Lufthansa is a testament to the existing quality and further potential in the Liverpool City Region economy and we look forward to a successful partnership in the years ahead.”

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