Liverpool John Lennon Airport stepped up its game recently with the announcement of the new Lufthansa Airlines service that is reconnecting Liverpool to the rest of the world.
The new fast and efficient service sees
Frankfurt as a hub for passengers travelling from Liverpool Airport to jump on a connecting flight to over 150 onward destinations in 5 different continents across the globe.
Lufthansa is the first German airline to operate from Liverpool, meaning more travellers from Europe and international destinations can enjoy landing directly in the city, ready to explore Liverpool to the max.
To put the connection flight to the test, the Explore Liverpool team were kindly invited to hop on board the Lufthansa airline to travel to Frankfurt to connect to the beautiful city of Berlin.
We had heard all about the famous ‘8-minute park and check in’ that John Lennon Airport was getting a good reputation for, and we weren’t disappointed. From parking in the easy access multi-storey car park directly opposite to the airport, to walking to the check in area and checking in our luggage, the service was fast and efficient, which was a blessing considering the news of recent passenger bad experiences at another Northwest airport.
As always, Liverpool Airport never fails to keep you entertained while awaiting to board your flight, from the ever-growing Duty-Free shop with its shelves donned with the latest perfumes and sunglasses to add that staple piece to your holiday wardrobe, to restaurants and bars, sending you in to ‘Holiday Mode’.
From grabbing a full breakfast and a coffee at the Kissing Gate, to heading down to our gate, we were ready to start our route to the capital of Germany.
The crew onboard the Lufthansa flight are on hand to ensure you are seated, and along the way, they kindly provide all on board the flight with cold bottled water and some chocolate to fuel you ahead of your journey.
The seamless transfer service directly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Frankfurt, gives you plenty of time to pass through passport control and hop straight on to your connecting flight to your next destination. With checked luggage automatically transferred to the following connecting flight, this saved time waiting at the carousal and stressing about last calls to the gate.
The flight to Berlin from Frankfurt was smooth and over before we knew it. With passport control straight forward and bag collection within 15 minutes, it was simply a jump on the double-decked train located within the airport and a 20-minute journey to the heart of Berlin, where we were ready to explore the stunning city.
Berlin lived up to all expectations, from its breath-taking architecture such as the Recihstag, Bauhaus, and Marie Elisabeth Luders, to its streets deeply embroided with history, including Check Point Charlie, the Berlin Wall, and Hitler’s Bunker, we would highly recommend booking a trip to the stunning city via Lufthansa airline.
The return flights were of the same calibre as the outgoing, smooth and easy. From leaving Berlin airport to arriving in Frankfurt for our connecting flight back to Liverpool, we couldn’t fault one thing (only fault would be we would have loved to stay in Berlin longer!)
On arrival back into Liverpool Airport, we were through passport control within 10 minutes and our bags were waiting ready on the conveyor belt ready to collect and be on our way, this being a major factor in light of current news that is happening in other airports. From bag collection, we were back in the car and home within 20 minutes, ready to plan our next trip.
Some may say, why not just book a direct flight to Europe from Manchester to cut out the connecting side of things? So here is some food for thought; the money saved travelling to the alternative airport from Liverpool, the time saved parking and endless queues at security, alongside the stress of empty airport store shelves and delayed flights, we would say it’s a small price to pay for a truly enjoyable experience to reach your final destination.
Exploring Berlin was a fantastic experience from airport arrival, connection flights and touching down in the city, next stop? the rest of the world…
Flights for Lufthansa Airlines run Every Wednesday (Airbus A320) and Sunday (Bombardier CRJ900):
LH968 Frankfurt 07:25 Liverpool 08:05
LH969 Liverpool 08:50 Frankfurt 11:30
Every Monday and Friday (Airbus A320):
LH968 Frankfurt 16:05 Liverpool 16:45
LH969 Liverpool 17:30 Frankfurt 19:10
Continents include Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas, with destinations such as Dubai, New York, Orlando, Singapore, and Los Angeles awaiting your arrival.
For the full list of places that you can catch flights to via Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Frankfurt connection, visit www.liverpoolairport.com
To book flights visit www.lufthansa.com