Liverpool Airport Restarts European Flights

by Olivia Newman
Liverpool Airport Restarts

Although international travel isn’t currently permitted in the UK, Liverpool Airport has restarted flights to parts of Europe, including Spain and Poland.

Liverpool Airport

Liverpool set to take off again. | © Marcus Cramer

Where will Liverpool Airport be flying to?

Liverpool Airport is planning on scheduling flights to Alicante in Spain and two cities in Poland. Ryanair will be the airline carrier flying travellers from the airport to Spain, Krakow and Poland’s capital Warsaw.

Liverpool Airport Adds Destination

A new place to fly…essentially. | © Claudio Schawrz

Wizz Air and easyJet will also be operating flights from the airport and charter flights related to sports will also be flying out from the airport.

A ban on international travel

Since the UK’s exit out of lockdown plan was announced, the aviation industry has been struggling to adjust to a world where travel is limited. International travel was originally banned until 17 May, but it’s likely to be prohibited for even longer, despite the aviation sector’s cries for financial help.

Thus, the flights to Spain and Poland from Liverpool Airport are only on a necessary basis. Flyers travelling from the airport and out of the UK must have a valid reason to travel. One of the essential reasons is for work, so flyers must have the right documentation before departing from the airport. This means that individuals must be exempt from the travel ban and their reasons for travel must be stated before exiting the country.

Liverpool Airport Restarts Flights

Ryanair is to restart flights. | © Markus Winkler

The future of the aviation industry

Liverpool airport isn’t the only one adding to its destination list, with airlines around the world adding new flights and routes. For example, in February Vueling added new Scandinavian destinations to its flying list. It’s good to see airlines and airports still moving forward, despite the crisis coronavirus has caused to the sector.

Do you think international travel will resume in the UK at some point this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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