Austrian carrier will begin twice-weekly flights to Vienna from Liverpool John Lennon Airport starting on Monday, October 28, next winter. Tony McDonough reports
Austrian airline Laudamotion is to start a twice-weekly service to Vienna from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) next winter.
Laudamotion is a subsidiary of budget airline Ryanair, one of the biggest operators along with easyJet at Liverpool, but this is the carrier’s first route from LJLA. Flights will begin on Monday, October 28, operating at convenient flight times on Mondays and Fridays using an Airbus A320 aircraft.
Laudamotion has bases in Vienna, Innsbruck, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Palma and currently only operate to London Stansted in the UK. This is LJLA’s first scheduled service to Vienna. It will be the third new airline to be announced in Liverpool during the last nine months.
Paul Winfield, director of aviation development for LJLA, said: “For Laudamotion to choose Liverpool to be their first UK regional airport to operate from, is a tremendous achievement for the airport and shows how attractive operating from here is becoming for some of Europe’s top airline’s.
“Vienna is another new destination to be served from Liverpool and we expect this to be popular with both the leisure traveller and the region’s business community.”
Andreas Gruber, managing director of Laudamotion, added: “Our routes work because we have the right offer for price-sensitive customers. In particular, with our new City Shuttle routes, I’m sure to increase the traffic with our new non-stop service to and from Vienna.”