The first flight service from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Copenhagen landed in Denmark on Friday afternoon.
Norwegian, the third largest low-cost airline, announced in December that it had signed a five-year contract with JLA and would be offering the inaugural service from Liverpool airport to the Danish capital three times a week.
Former Liverpool FC Danish footballer Jan Molby joined staff and customers at the airport to celebrate the new Liverpool to Copenhagen route.
Molby cut the official ribbon as Liverpool passengers were about to board the plane and also greeted Danish passengers who were arriving into the city, many of whom had come to Liverpool for Sunday’s game against West Ham.
Captain of the flight, Peter Owens from Tuebrook, added to the passenger’s star treatment by giving them a bird’s eye view of Ladies Day by flying over Aintree.
Head of PR for the airport Robin Tudor told JMU Journalism that the airport is confident that there will be a demand for the flight service. He said: “Norwegian is an up and coming airline and, if it goes well, they may do more business with Liverpool.”