How people get to and from an Airport is a key factor in its success; it is a key component of the Airport experience, and is important in terms of maintaining and improving passenger satisfaction levels and in increasing an airport’s catchment area.
Straightforward, easy access helps to give the City Region the competitive edge over many rival cities; it helps businesses connect to overseas markets, brings more tourists boosting the visitor economy and makes the City Region a more attractive option for inward investment.
This updated version of the Airport’s Surface Access Strategy led by Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Merseytravel has the primary aim of facilitating the long term and sustainable growth of the Airport, increasing the proportion of journeys made using sustainable transport modes.
It sets out how we will work with our various partners and stakeholders to further develop and improve surface access between the Airport, the City Region and beyond, enhancing public transport provision and encouraging more of our customers and employees to use sustainable modes of transport.
The input of members of the Airport Transport Forum has brought an added dimension to the strategy which will support the Airport in reaching its full potential to both benefit the people it serves and the economy – that of the Liverpool City Region and the wider north, helping ensure that our City Region is as the heart of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.
Andrew Cornish, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Frank Rogers, Interim Chief Executive & Director General, Merseytravel