Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during March as passenger numbers rose by 7% compared to March 2017.
LJLA is gearing up for the Easter Bank Holiday getaway as forecasters expect around 65,000 passengers to travel through LJLA between Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Passengers are taking advantage of the low cost fares and escaping to a range of European regions, with an extensive choice of flights to over 60 destinations now available from Liverpool. This year many holidaymakers are jetting off to a number of Spanish hotspots including Alicante, Majorca, Madrid and Valencia in search of warmer weather whilst others are taking city breaks in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Dublin, and Belfast. Friedrichshafen in Germany, which is close to number of ski resorts, is also proving popular with skiers and snowboarders.
Robin Tudor, LJLA’s General Manager – Corporate and Community Affairs, said: “This weekend will be LJLA’s busiest Easter to date as people escape to enjoy the long weekend. Just as important however, is that this year we hope to be also welcoming thousands of passengers flying in via the Airport as they visit Merseyside to join in with the Capital of Culture celebrations.”
Following hot on the heels of the Easter period, three new routes will commence from Liverpool. The first being easyJet’s new daily service to Jersey starting 31st March and 1st April flights will commence to Nantes in North West France and Malaga in southern Spain with Ryanair who will operate the services three times per week.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is expecting the first Bank Holiday weekend of the year to be particularly busy with passenger numbers set to be around 10% higher than last year as thousands of travelers from across the region jet off for Easter from Liverpool.
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