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With the first half term holidays of the year underway and many families choosing to jet off for a short break, a recent survey has highlighted Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) as one of the UK’s family friendliest airports.
In a recent survey of 1,000 families conducted by Skyscanner, the travel search internet site, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) came third in a list of the UK’s top 10 busiest airports in terms of its ‘family friendliness’, behind two Scottish airports, but top in England.
Skyscanner helps thousands of people find the cheapest flights every day providing instant comparison on flight prices for over 600 airlines and millions of routes, as well as price comparisons for car hire, hotels and holidays.
They asked more than 1,000 families to score the UK’s top 10 busiest airports on several family friendly factors including children’s play areas and facilities, food options for children and the security process.
Scotland’s biggest airports took the top two spots with Edinburgh receiving the highest marks followed by Glasgow. Liverpool John Lennon Airport came a close third, topping the list of English airports.
JLA has invested heavily in recent years with improvements to the terminal building. These have included the new, larger passenger security search area with all new equipment and a number of new and improved retail and catering areas all designed to enhance the overall passenger experience.
Families in particular are literally well catered for, with a number of food and beverage operators aiming their menus at families with young children and with activity packs to help pass the time.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR at Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, "Independent feedback such as this is really important to the Airport. For families themselves to be saying we are the top ‘family-friendly’ airport in England is great news for JLA and demonstrates that the recent £12m improvements in the terminal have been really well received by passengers. The reduction in queuing times at security and the great choice of retail and catering facilities have made a big difference."
"We pride ourselves on being a convenient, hassle free, friendly airport for all passengers, but for families and particularly those with young children, these attributes are particularly important."
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