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The first two months of 2018 have seen a continued increase in passenger throughput at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with passenger numbers up 3% for the year to date compared to the same period in 2017.

With 2% growth in January and 4% growth in February, almost 20,000 more passengers have chosen to use Liverpool so far this year compared to last and it has been the busiest January and February period since 2010.

A mix of warmer and colder leisure destinations have been proving popular with the region’s travellers. Many passengers have been choosing to take advantage of flights to warmer destinations including Alicante in southern Spain and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, whilst others have been heading off in search of even more snow despite the recent wintery spell, with destinations such as Geneva and Salzburg proving popular with the region’s skiers.

Growth is expected to continue during the year with six new routes having already been announced from Liverpool for 2018 with Blue Air to operate new flights to Palma and Malaga, easyJet to serve Pula, Dalaman and Palermo and Ryanair to fly to Shannon.

Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development for LJLA commented, “2018 is already proving to be another good year for the Airport with encouraging passenger numbers using Liverpool. The Airport has seen 70,000 more passengers use Liverpool than in February three years ago.

The North West market is the largest aviation market outside London and by focusing on our best in class operational performance and high levels of customer satisfaction, Liverpool is becoming the ‘Faster, Easier, Friendlier’ airport of choice for more and more passengers as passengers take advantage of direct flights to over 60 short haul destinations.”

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