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Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is gearing up again for the traditional Christmas and New Year ‘Getaway’, with around 130,000 passengers expected to pass through the Airport over the festive and New Year holiday period.

With many schools finishing for Christmas tomorrow, families from across the region are expected to start to head off on flights this coming weekend. Passengers will be travelling to a mix of destinations in search of some much needed Winter sun, to go skiing, visit relatives, or looking for Christmas and New Year festivities across a range of European cities.

As usual, popular flights for passengers over the coming days are expected to be Winter ski destinations such as Geneva, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Grenoble, The Canary Islands and southern Spain for some warmer Winter weather and City break destinations including many with famous Christmas markets such as Berlin.
Christmas is also a popular time for passengers to fly via LJLA to return home or visit family and friends, with flights to Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Madrid expected to be amongst the busiest. Passengers will be taking advantage of the great value for money flights available including the new Blue Air service to Bucharest which started earlier this week.

Helping to put passengers in the holiday mood, the Airport will also be staging one of its regular ‘Funday Friday’ events tomorrow. Santa in his workshop will be on hand in the departure lounge to hear about any last minute Christmas wishes from passengers of all ages before he too flies off, back to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas Eve. There will also be a DJ to entertain passengers with popular Christmas songs.

LJLA Management are once again keen to remind all passengers to allow plenty of time to pass through the Airport during this busy period and that restrictions on liquids carried in hand luggage are still in place. Passengers are also reminded to think carefully about what items they are intending to pack in hand luggage, before they set off for the Airport – especially those who are travelling with presents for friends and relatives.

To avoid disappointment at the security search point and to help keep security queues to a minimum, passengers are being asked to travel with their presents unwrapped if they are to be carried in hand luggage.

Robin Tudor, Head of PR for JLA commented, “We expect this to be another busy Christmas here at the Airport as thousands of passengers pass through over the festive period taking advantage of the convenience of flying via Liverpool. We’ve even managed to get Santa to be on hand too before he dashes off back to the North Pole ahead of his own big getaway on Christmas Eve.”

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