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This weekend sees the start of Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s (LJLA) busiest time of the year once again, as the school holidays begin for many families from across the region. Thousands of passengers are expected to jet off abroad from Liverpool for their main holiday over the coming weeks, taking advantage of the great choice of destinations available from their local airport.

Around 750,000 passengers are due to pass through the Airport over the next six weeks – an increase of around 5% compared to the same time last year, with 10 new routes available for Summer 2017. The Airport believes this is likely to be their busiest Summer since 2012 with direct flights operating to over 60 destinations and the majority of passengers heading to the sunshine resorts on the Mediterranean.

Over 25,000 passengers are due to depart from the Airport this weekend alone.

Spanish resorts including Barcelona, Palma, Malaga and Alicante are expected to be amongst the most popular once again with high volumes of passenger traffic also expected on flights to destinations such as Rome and Faro on the Portuguese Algarve.

Airport management continue to remind travellers to allow plenty of time to pass through the Airport during peak periods, recommending that passengers arrive at the Airport at least 2 hours before their scheduled departure time.

Robin Tudor, Head of PR at LJLA commented, “The Airport is recognised as the region’s faster, easier, friendlier airport and with holidaymakers choosing to take advantage of the many great value for money direct flights from here, we expect this to be one of our busiest Summers for some time.

Whilst queue times at the Airport are still some of the shortest around, we do advise that passengers should allow plenty of time to pass through the Airport at this particularly busy time as well as leaving plenty of time for their journey to the Airport too.”

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