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.
Increases in passenger numbers seen at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) in recent months continued throughout January, with 20% more passengers choosing to fly through LJLA compared to the first month of 2015.
January’s figures completes 12 consecutive months of growth at Liverpool with just over 300,000 passengers passing through the Airport in January - 50,000 more than the same period last year.
Strong passenger figures on established routes, in addition to new services launched earlier last year to Amsterdam, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh and Riga, have all contributed to the growing numbers as more passengers chose to fly through LJLA in January.
2015 was Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s busiest year since 2012 with an 8% passenger increase compared to 2014. Further passenger growth at Liverpool is expected to continue throughout 2016 with new and additional services due to commence in the coming months, reflecting the continued upsurge in business at the Airport.
A new service by PLAY airlines will connect Liverpool with Reykjavík and four eastern US cities.
A £2m investment is now underway to introduce new passenger facilities that will also create a further 200 jobs at the airport.