Chamber welcomes John Lennon Airport Connection to the World

New connection announced is symbolic of Liverpool's growing aviation hub

Posted by Paul Cherpeau

Chief Executive

Tue 31st, Mar

Today's announcement by Liverpool John Lennon Airport represents a major step forward in achieving global connectivity for Liverpool.

We are delighted that the proactive engagement by JLA with aircraft carriers and local businesses has begun to bear fruit with Flybe. More than 1m passengers from the city region use other airports every year to then connect onwards to travel to European and global destinations. 10% of our airport's current 4m footfall comprises business travel.

This announcement will open up excellent opportunities for business travel to new export markets and some of the most prosperous and attractive economies of the world. Having a hub connection will also improve our attractiveness as a destination for inward investment. The prospects for business travel to and from Liverpool are suddenly much stronger. The impact of a successful international hub connection upon our economy cannot be understated and the Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce and its members will welcome this new link.

New York, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Toronto are all markets that are conveniently reachable from our home airport through this international hub connection.

Our long term aspiration has been to establish a connection to the UK hub at an expanded Heathrow. Capacity issues make that impossible in the short term. The link to the Amsterdam hub represents a tremendous opportunity for our city region's businesses and population to reach destinations previously unreachable or unaffordable. 

The Chamber looks forward to supporting JLA's aspiration to make Flybe’s Amsterdam link a success, to continue the campaign for a link to a UK hub at Heathrow and to grow the airport's market share by building a business case that is attractive to other prospective operators.

Our link to the world just got stronger.

 

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