Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomed its newest airline today with the arrival from Reykjavik of the first flight to and from Liverpool by new Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY.
Snow at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is usually greeted with concern by Airport employees, but snow flakes appearing across the front of the terminal building have been welcomed by staff and passengers as this wintery downpour is all part of an initiative with pupils and teachers from nearby St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School in Speke, who have helped to bring a festive feel to the Airport.
Customer Services staff at LJLA invited local schools and other groups to help celebrate the Christmas season with the thousands of passengers passing through over the coming weeks as part of a community initiative, involving fundraising collections.
Every child at St Christopher’s school has made a snowflake and with over 300 now on display at LJLA, the Airport will be rewarding the pupils who made the best two designs with a VIP ‘behind the scenes tour’ of the airport for them, their parents and their teacher.
Over the coming weeks, other local schools and groups will also be coming along to sing carols for passengers including the St Helens Youth Band, St Brigid’s RC Primary School from Stockbridge Village, St Vincent’s School for the Blind and Partially Sighted, based in West Derby and children from St Christopher’s School.
Christina Smith, LJLA’s Customer Services Co-ordinator commented, “The Airport already works closely with schools hosting many education based visits, but Staff were also really keen to work with local schools to see if the pupils wanted to help welcome passengers with a festive scene before they set off on their journeys. The work that has gone into the display is just amazing and each child has taken a lot of time to make this a great way to celebrate the Christmas period.”
Lufthansa’s new service to Frankfurt takes off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, bringing the return of global connectivity for the city for the first time in over 10 years.
A new service by PLAY airlines will connect Liverpool with Reykjavík and four eastern US cities.