Lufthansa to increase flights from Liverpool

German airline Lufthansa announces extra departures from Liverpool to Frankfurt in 2023, increasing capacity by 50% compared to summer 2022. Tony McDonough reports

Lufthansa operates the Liverpool routes using Airbus A320 aircraft. Picture courtesy of Lufthansa


Lufthansa will increase capacity out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) by 50% from next summer offering six weekly departures.

Extra services will start on May 2, 2023, almost 12 months to the day when it first started its route to Frankfurt. This was the first connection between Liverpool and a global hub since KLM’s link to Amsterdam which closed in 2012.

It offers onward routes to 150 global destinations via the German hub. Lufthansa says the level of demand for the service has prompted the expansion. Flights will now operate every day except Saturday. The capacity increase is 50% compared to last summer but a doubling compared to winter capacity.

Heinrich Lange, Lufthansa’s senior director sales northern Europe, said: “This new Lufthansa connection from Liverpool to Frankfurt has already enjoyed a very good level of demand in its first year. Liverpool has also proved popular as a new destination.

“For next summer we are now doubling our number of flights to six per week (compared to winter), increasing our flexibility as passengers will have more flight connections available to them via our Frankfurt hub. Liverpool will see even more incoming guests as well.”

This news comes just a week after four new routes were announced for Liverpool Airport for next summer, three from Ryanair and one from easyJet. The easyJet route will also see an extra aircraft and 40 new jobs out of LJLA.

Increased frequency on the Frankfurt route means that Liverpool will connect with even more destinations, along with offering more departure choices for existing connections over Frankfurt. These include Dubai, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Liverpool Airport chief executive John Irving added: ”This is tremendous news not just for the airport but for the city region and beyond.

“This will enable passengers to easily travel to more global destinations via Frankfurt with the benefit of starting their journey from Liverpool. It is also good news for the region’s visitor economy, further opening up access for visitors to Liverpool city region.”

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