Passenger numbers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) rose by 2% in May compared to last year, with almost 480,000 passengers passing through the Airport – 10,000 more than in May 2018.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been awarded the UK’s only 5-star airport rating by the world’s leading air travel intelligence company, OAG for flight punctuality, confirming its status as the UK’s faster, easier, friendlier airport.
With an on-time performance of 84.6% of flights running on time, the 5-star ranking represents excellent performance over a rolling 12-month period.
Out of 18 UK airports, Liverpool is the only one to receive a 5 star rating and one of only 6 in Western Europe to achieve this highest award. Globally, Liverpool is listed in the top 10% of Airports.
Paul Staples, LJLA’s Operations Director commented, “Liverpool has developed an excellent reputation for operational efficiency in recent years. Whilst continuing to grow passenger numbers over the past 12 months we continue to maintain the highest standards of operational performance and are particularly pleased to see that we now lead the way in the UK when it comes to on time performance.
This is really important both for our airline partners and for our passengers who choose to travel from here. This 5 star rating is recognition for all the hard work by staff from the Airport, airlines, handling agents and other companies working together to help flights operate on time. We truly are the UK’s faster, easier friendlier Airport.”
The full ratings from the OAG’s 2019 On-time Performance Star Ratings, can be viewed online at www.oag.com/on-time-performance-airline-airport-star-ratings
2018 was another successful year for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and the cause for a double celebration with the Airport’s latest passenger figures showing a milestone in passenger throughput, at the same time as having the UK’s best scheduled flight punctuality record.