Airline stops operating from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

The entrance of Liverpool John Lennon Airport in Speke
-Credit: (Image: Liverpool Echo)

A European airline has ceased operating from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Widerøe operated flights between Liverpool and the Norwegian city of Bergen. The route was initially cancelled during the pandemic, but was brought back in March 2023, with John Lennon Airport advertising a twice-weekly service.

However, the route then only ran in line with Liverpool FC's home games, bringing Scandinavian football fans to the city for Premier League football.

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Widerøe has now ceased operating from Liverpool. Flights to and from the city are no longer available on its website.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport's aviation development director, Paul Winfield, said: “Widerøe’s Liverpool-Bergen service has not operated on a scheduled basis since March 2020. Since resuming post-COVID, the route has run in line with Liverpool FC home fixtures and in four years has delivered 3,448 passengers.

“Norway remains a market that we are keen on developing from Liverpool, and we are in talks with other operators about establishing a new link with the country.”

Widerøe has been contacted for comment.

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