Liverpool Airport has announced this week that it is to reinstate its hub link with Amsterdam thanks to new flights by Flybe.
This will mean the airport is connected with a huge number of global, long haul destinations.
The first flights will take off with Flybe on 7th September, flying three times a day.
A complete list of connecting flights is expected to be announced in the next few weeks, however it is greatly believed that routes including Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai, Toronto and Tokyo will be available. This will mean passengers will be able to ‘interline’, whereby they walk from their Liverpool departed flight straight to their connecting, onward flight without checking in any luggage.
The news that Flybe will be flying between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is a welcomed boost for Liverpool, given that KLM cut all its hub services following a mass cull of routes when it had to streamline operations back in 2012.
Speaking about the news, Andrew Cornish, chief executive of LJLA, said: “The importance of this route should not be underestimated and this is a big commitment by Flybe. Their decision to connect with flights at Amsterdam will open up global access to and from the Liverpool city region. As well as giving business and leisure passengers the convenience of being able to their start long-haul journeys from their home airport, it will also bring a further boost for the region’s tourism offer and inward investment opportunities.”