WORLD ROUTES: Travellers Gain Advantage from Common Airport Management

The Vantage Airport Group celebrated enhanced connectivity between it's own airports during World Routes when it organised an official cake cutting ceremony to mark the introduction of flights between Liverpool, UK and Larnaca, Cyprus next month.

As revealed earlier this year, UK low-fare carrier easyJet is to launch twice weekly flights between Liverpool's John Lennon Airport in the UK and Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus. The flights, operating every Tuesday and Saturday, will be operated by an Airbus A320 from November 2, 2013 as part of an expanded easyJet offering from the North West UK airport following the signing of a new long-term contract.

“Northern England travelers will have the opportunity to experience the largest island in the Mediterranean and enjoy the more than 300 days of sunshine that Cyprus offers every year,” said Lee Lipton, director of air service marketing at Vantage Airport Group. “This new connection between our airline and airport partners is a market opportunity that we helped identify and translate into flights that benefit our partners and the communities—and passengers—they serve.”

Liverpool John Lennon Airport serves a catchment area of 6.7 million people and is a convenient departure point for those seeking an island getaway. Cyprus is a popular sun destination rich in history and culture. It’s also the southern-most gateway airport to surrounding European countries.

“Another new destination from Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an exciting addition for our local customers,” said Matthew Thomas, president and CEO, Vantage Airports UK. “Working with an airport within the Vantage network on this flight is unique and will ensure that our passengers remember their holiday—and their experience at our airports—for all the right reasons.”

Vantage was established some 20 years ago by Vancouver Airport Authority to take the management principles and best practices honed at the airport to others around the world. It continues to work with the award-winning Vancouver International Airport to adapt and implement best airport practices that consider local customs and culture, resulting in airports that are financially stronger, more sustainable and better economic generators for the communities and businesses they serve."

Richard Maslen

Richard Maslen has travelled across the globe to report on developments in the aviation sector as airlines and airports have continued to evolve and…