In advance of the UEFA Champions League Final, there are a number of fan charters flying to Kiev between 24th-26th May.
We are gearing up for around 4,000 Liverpool fans to fly ahead of the Final – in addition to the normal busy May passenger traffic departing from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) on the morning of the match.
The Airport will be extremely busy on the morning of Saturday 26th May. Fans and other passengers travelling from the Airport at this time are strongly advised to allow plenty of time to pass through the Airport and to check with their airlines and tour operators what time they should arrive to check-in, with airlines opening check-in 2 -3 hours before departure.
We are also keen to remind fans travelling to Kiev of the strict security measures that continue to remain in place at all UK airports including restrictions on the amount of liquids that individuals are allowed to take through the security area and where possible minimise belongings that you wish to take with them.
Please be aware that normal Security restrictions will apply, so please consider what liquids you bring with you to the airport. More information on Security screening can be found here.
Fans travelling to Kiev
A 'Fan Zone' specifically for LFC supporters travelling to Kiev from LJLA, will be open at the western end of the terminal. The Fan Zone can be accessed via the rotunda doors by the taxi rank (close to the entrance to Spar). There will be directional signage throughout the airport to assist fans.
LJLA colleagues will be in the Fan Zone to assist with your journey from the fan zone to the plane and refreshments will be on hand for supporters. Check in for each of the flights will be made within the Fan Zone. When check in opens for each flight, it will be announced in this area alongside regular updates.
We appreciate the patience of all our passengers during what will be a busy time for LJLA. We are aiming to make your journey as easy as possible and there will be a number of colleagues on hand to assist you during this time.
Picking Up and Dropping Off
As the Airport will be very busy, we advise that you plan your arrival to LJLA in advance.
There is an Express Drop Off Car Park directly opposite the Terminal with a minimum £3 charge for 20 minutes, or a free for up to 40 minutes car park at Drop Off 2- approx. 400m or 8 mins walk from the terminal.
Please be aware- A ‘Red Route’ no stopping zone is in operation at Liverpool John Lennon Airport to ensure the safety and security of everyone visiting the airport. The Red Route no stopping zone is clearly marked by double red lines and signage on the carriageway. It is a parking offence to stop on the Red Route no stopping zone.
On the Day
All of our retail and food & beverage partners will be open from 03:00am on 26/05/18 (some partners will open earlier). We will have a range of breakfast options available to set you up for the day. Our top picks are:
- The Beer House will be serving bacon and sausage rolls. The Beer House is located by Gate 1 on the Lower Level, just opposite World Duty Free.
- The Estuary Kitchen and Bar will have a full breakfast menu, grab & go sandwiches and a range of alcohol and soft drink. The Kitchen & Bar is located on the Lower Level after World Duty Free.
- Tax-free (20% off the high street prices) LFC 18/19 home kit in JD Sports with shirt printing service available. JD Sports is located on the Lower Level.
- Souvenirs and memorabilia will be available at 'I Love Liverpool' on the Upper Level.
The return flights are expected to land at LJLA in the earlier hours of Sunday morning. Buses and trains to and from LJLA will not be operating outside their normal operating hours, so please consider your onward travel arrangements. There is a black taxi rank available at the Airport, please note demand is likely to be extremely high.
For arriving passengers, Spar will be open in the Arrivals Hall 24 hours a day.