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Figures released today show that in June over 11% more passengers chose to fly through Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) compared to June 2015 taking growth at Liverpool to 15% for the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period last year.

The number of passenger choosing to use LJLA has now increased for 17 consecutive months in comparison to the same period the year before.

Over 2.3m passengers have now used the Airport in 2016, some 300,000 more than at this time last year, making Liverpool one of the UK’s fastest growing airports. These latest figures continue to reflect the recent upsurge in business at the Airport following the addition of a number of new routes and airlines now operating from Liverpool.

June saw the start of the Airport’s latest service, with Blue Air commencing their twice weekly departure to Cluj, Romania’s second largest city.

This year has seen two new operators commence services from Liverpool with Spanish airline Vueling flying to Barcelona three times a week and the start of the Thomson Airways’ Summer 2016 weekly flight to Palma with passengers departing on holidays to Majorca with Thomson and First Choice for the first time in eight years.

Bookings with Thomson and First Choice from Liverpool have sold so well, that the tour operator announced in April that it will be expanding its Liverpool programme for Summer 2017, by adding a further weekly departure to Palma, in addition to new weekly services to Ibiza and Tenerife, with flights for Summer 2017 already on sale.

In total, six new services have commenced this year, along with increased frequencies on a number of existing services too.

Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “2016 is set to be the Airport’s best year in terms of passenger numbers since 2011. This year has seen more new operators, more new destinations and the completion of a variety of terminal developments that have improved the customer experience, helping to give passengers from across the North West and North Wales more of what they want from their local Airport.”

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