Liverpool John Lennon Airport nears new deal with Lufthansa

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) has announced it may be close to a new deal with the German airline Lufthansa, the company said.

Almost six years ago, in January 2014, the Frankfurt-based airline said it was in constant dialogue with JLA over introducing routes. Despite the firm saying at the time the service was not viable, an airline boss at the time said we would never say never.

Talks with a second major airline could be in the pipelines as the airport was looking to reinvigorate its relationship with KLM, the Dutch airline that ended its Amsterdam route back in 2012. This comes as JLA hopes to increase footfall by one million extra passengers over the next year.

CEO of JLA said negotiations are ongoing with a number of airlines and that without Brexit, a long-haul provider may have been announced in March 2020. JLA is jointly owned by the Peel Group, investment management company Ancala Partners and Liverpool Council.