A new bus service to Liverpool John Lennon airport starts running from today (Monday).

The easyBus service will provide connections from Chester, Wrexham, Oswestry and Shrewsbury with up to 16 departures a day at prices from £4.99 one-way.

The new link comes almost 18 months after easyBus started a service to Manchester airport.

Owner, businessman Andrew Martin, said “Until now there have been no public transport links to Liverpool John Lennon airport from west Cheshire and North Wales, so we are delighted to launch our new easyBus service from Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Wrexham and Chester, providing a simple, low cost way to access the airport and help keep passenger’s holiday costs down.

“We have been already operating a successful service to Manchester airport for the last 18 months so our new service to Liverpool airport is a natural progression.

“Good bus links to airports are vital for both leisure and business travellers and we are pleased to be providing this service to the community”.

A Liverpool airport spokesman said: “Thousands of passengers travel to Liverpool John Lennon airport each year from areas served by this new bus service which will now give travellers an attractive alternative to the car or taxi.

“Likewise, tourists wanting to visit Chester can now fly to Liverpool knowing there is direct, easy, onward access from right outside the airport terminal.”