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FLYBE CONNECTS LJLA TO THE WORLD AS NEW FLIGHTS TO AMSTERDAM TAKE OFF

 

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today commenced its new service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) giving passengers the ability to connect onwards to the host of European and long haul destinations available from this busy international hub.

7 SEPTEMBER 2015

The first flight departed from Liverpool at 07:15 this morning with senior airport representatives on board, who on arrival at Amsterdam just under 90 minutes later, were met by a delegation from Schiphol Airport.

Mark Povall, LJLA’s Air Service Development Director, presented Lotte Harbers, Aviation Marketing Director for Schiphol Airport, with a special ‘Superlambanana’ gift on behalf of Liverpool to mark the occasion of the airline’s inaugural flight from Liverpool to Amsterdam. The ‘Superlambanana’ is a famous 17ft tall sculpture located in Liverpool City centre.

Flybe now operates up to three flights per day between Liverpool and Amsterdam, departing early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon and that offer the opportunity for passengers to make many convenient onward long haul connections available through Amsterdam. Destinations including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai are now all accessible from Liverpool via Amsterdam.

The airline recently committed to further expansion from Liverpool by announcing a new daily service to Edinburgh which starts at the end of October. It will also be increasing capacity on its existing Isle of Man and Belfast City services with an additional daily departure to both destinations, taking the total number of flights to and from Liverpool by Flybe to approximately 150 per week.

Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Simmons, said:

“Flybe is delighted to play a part in making it possible for Liverpool customers to access the world through Amsterdam and, just as importantly, make it easier for the rest of the world to come to Liverpool. We already have a number of codeshare and interline arrangements with long haul carriers that, in the future, have the potential to benefit passengers even further.”

Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented:

“In the past, re-establishing a ‘hub link’ from Liverpool has been the most requested service by stakeholders and passengers across the Liverpool City Region. Both business and leisure passengers are now able to take advantage of the convenience of being able to start their long haul journeys from their home airport, as well as bringing a further boost for the region’s tourism offer and inward investment opportunities.”

One way fares on Flybe’s new route to Amsterdam are from £34.99 including taxes and charges and available for booking through to 26th March 2016 at www.flybe.com

To further mark the launch of the new route, LJLA has partnered with influential travel bloggers to set a series of challenges in the cultural city of Amsterdam. Exploring the European hotspot, the bloggers will be competing against the clock to uncover hidden treasures and attractions across the city.

All of the action from the blogger challenge can be tracked using the hashtag #LJLADAM24.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

For more information contact the Flybe press office:
T:0845 675 0681 E: [email protected]
or
Robin Tudor, Head of PR, Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Tel: 0151 907 1636, Mb: 07710 328554, e-mail: [email protected]

About Flybe

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 187 routes serving 10 countries from 74 departure points, 37 UK/37 European airports* (all routes on sale Sep ’15 – Mar ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA July ’14 – July ‘15); named top UK airline for punctuality in report issued by UK consumer watchdog Which? (Dec 2014); is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA July ’15); operates fleet of 69 aircraft – 49 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195 & 11 E175; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and Emirates; has two franchise partners, Loganair and Stobart Air making it only UK airline brand with 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA July’15); has own globally recognised Training Academy in Exeter with flight deck and cabin crew simulator facilities, 26 classrooms and 150-seat conference facility.

* Flown under the Flybe brand (27 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and four routes and four airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)