Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during March as passenger numbers rose by 7% compared to March 2017.
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air have announced that they will be doubling the frequency of their flights between Liverpool and Dublin, with up to four departures per day, from 2nd May 2016. The additional departures will bring enhanced onward connectivity to Aer Lingus’ North American route network from Dublin too.
Flights will depart early morning, lunchtime, late afternoon and in the evening and are conveniently timed to connect with Aer Lingus transatlantic flights, with reduced transfer times and greater choice of connections. Guests can also enjoy the benefit of US Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance at Dublin airport, saving time and avoiding queues in the US on arrival.
Aer Lingus commenced their Dublin service from Liverpool in October last year and the additional frequency and convenient timings of flights will appeal to the region’s business passengers, who require choice and flexibility, and particularly to those wishing to conduct a day’s business in Dublin.
The increased frequency from May onwards means that customers flying from Liverpool will now better connect onwards to 10 transatlantic services via Dublin, including New York - JFK, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Washington, San Francisco and Toronto. New services are also launching from September to Newark New Jersey and Hartford in Connecticut.
These latest improvements will enhance LJLA’s reputation as a convenient hassle free alternative for business travellers in particular, looking to do business both in Dublin or onward to the US.
Fares from Liverpool to Dublin from £19.99each way including taxes.
Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “This improved schedule will open up more of Aer Lingus’ excellent long haul airline services for passengers wanting the convenience of starting and ending their journey here at Liverpool.
“The doubling of frequency demonstrates Aer Lingus’ commitment to the region, by further enhancing their services from Liverpool both for those wanting to travel to Dublin or onward to the US.”
Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer Keith Butler said: “The increased frequency on the Liverpool service will enable us to offer our guests greater choice and more convenient flight timings throughout the working week. Liverpool based guests will enjoy more connecting options at Dublin airport with reduced transfer times. In addition, guests will enjoy greater choice of destinations from Dublin Airport with ten gateways to North America including our new service to Los Angeles, and beyond to over 100 destinations across North America with partner airlines.’
“Connectivity is a key factor in driving new trade links for both US companies looking to do business in Liverpool but also for companies in the Liverpool region looking to do business in North America. Furthermore our low fares make visiting friends and family more affordable and more convenient and this provides a welcome boost for tourism.”
Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer at Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional said, “We’re delighted to announce increased frequency on this popular route for passengers. Liverpool is a key destination for Irish passengers and with more daily flights, we’re providing further choice, value and flexibility for our passengers.
‘Improving and developing regional connections between the UK and Ireland is paramount for us and our passengers and we continue to enhance and develop the Aer Lingus route network,’ he said.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is expecting the first Bank Holiday weekend of the year to be particularly busy with passenger numbers set to be around 10% higher than last year as thousands of travelers from across the region jet off for Easter from Liverpool.
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