Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is today beginning a 12 week consultation as part of the modernisation of the UK’s airspace, which will involve potential changes to the routes taken by aircraft departing from and arriving at the Airport.
More than 1700 Everton fans are due to fly out from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) on Thursday ahead of their team’s away game with German Bundesliga team Nurnberg in this season’s UEFA Cup.
In addition to the Everton team who departed from the Airport earlier today along with another flight of fans, LJLA will handle an additional 8 flights early tomorrow morning which have been specifically chartered to take fans to Nuremberg Airport.
Both Merseyside clubs are regular users of the Airport and LJLA is well versed in accommodating large numbers of travelling football fans in a short space of time. In May some 7,000 Liverpool fans travelling on 37 extra flights set off from the Airport to Athens in time for the Champions League Final.
Robin Tudor, LJLA’s General Manager Corporate and Community Affairs, commented: “Everton fans are clearly relishing the opportunity to support their team in Europe this season, travelling in large numbers on a number of flights from here.
The Airport is delighted that this season fans from both Merseyside clubs have the opportunity to support their team by travelling from their local airport. It’s also good news for the many ‘blues’ staff at the Airport who’ve suffered in silence in recent years assisting with departures for Liverpool players and fans.”
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is gearing up once again for the traditional Christmas and New Year ‘getaway’, with approximately 150,000 passengers expected to pass through the Airport over the festive and New Year holiday period.
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced it will launch a new route from Liverpool to Antalya in Turkey which will become the 33rd destination on easyJet’s Liverpool network. Flights will operate weekly on Wednesdays throughout the summer, providing travellers from the North West with a direct route to another popular Turkish resort, joining routes already available to Dalaman and Bodrum.