In the same week that the world’s leading air travel intelligence company, OAG awarded Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) a 5-star rating for flight punctuality, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have today published their latest report on the accessibility services provided by the top 30 UK airports with Liverpool listed in the highest ‘very good’ category.
This weekend Liverpool John Lennon Airport celebrates the 85th anniversary of its official opening.
On 1st July 1933, the Rt. Hon. The Marquis of Londonderry, Secretary of State for Air, officially opened the Airport followed by one of the largest civil air displays seen at the time and today Liverpool is one of the UK’s oldest operational airports.
First thought about in the late 1920’s, Speke in south Liverpool was chosen for the location of the Airport because of the geography of the site and its good year round weather record – reasons still important at today’s Airport.
Almost 100 million passengers have travelled to or from Liverpool Airport since its official opening in 1933 and much has changed over the past 85 years, however Liverpool continues to play a significant role in the connectivity of the North West and beyond. LJLA currently handles 5 million passengers per year with flights to almost 70 destinations in the UK and across Europe.
Liverpool is the Faster, Easier, Friendlier Airport of choice for passengers from across the region. It is recognised for its relaxed, hassle free environment and best in class operational performance, complimented by recent investments to improve passenger facilities and deliver an enhanced customer experience, with positive passenger feedback now at an all-time high.
The Airport is also one of the area’s major employers, attracting inward investment and bringing significant tourism benefits, helping to boost the region’s economy. LJLA is a significant driver of prosperity in the region and the North West and North Wales as a whole, bringing an estimated £250 million per annum in GVA and supporting 6,000 jobs across the Liverpool City Region.
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced that a new route to Toulouse from Liverpool John Lennon for next winter is on sale today.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport has once again been awarded a 5-star rating by the world’s leading air travel intelligence company, OAG for flight punctuality. With an on-time performance of 85.4 per cent of flights running on time, the 5-star ranking represents excellent performance over a rolling 12-month period.
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