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.
Latest passenger traffic figures for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) show that the encouraging passenger throughput seen over the New Year period continued throughout the rest of January, with total passenger numbers for the month up 5% compared to January 2013.
Ryanair, easyJet and in particular Flybe on their popular Isle of Man service, all carried more passengers for the month. This continues on from a good end to the year for the Airport, with December figures showing a 2% increase in year on year passengers.
The gloomy, wet and windy start to 2014 appears to be a factor in the increased travel patterns of the region’s passengers from JLA, with warmer destinations to the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands proving to be the most popular.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “It’s no surprise that low cost airlines Ryanair and easyJet with flights at great prices have been carrying more passengers to destinations with much better weather than we have seen here in the UK for some time.”
“With the school half term rapidly approaching, we are expecting this trend to continue in the coming weeks too and our range of ski destinations are also perfect for any budding Winter Olympians.”
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.