Liverpool Airport expects to handle 725,000 passengers in the school holidays
Next few days marks the beginning of the the busiest period of the year for LJLA with many families choosing this time to take their main annual holiday. Tony McDonough reports
Almost three quarters of a million passengers will pass through Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) over the next six weeks and the annual school summer holidays begin.
This next few days marks the beginning of the the busiest period of the year for LJLA with many families choosing this time to take their main annual holiday, mostly to warm and sunny destinations.
It is expected around 725,000 passengers will pass through the airport over the next six weeks – with six new destinations available for summer 2019, including Copenhagen, Corfu, Guernsey, Varna, Iasi and Paphos.
More than 33,000 passengers are due to pass through the airport during the first weekend alone and this is likely to be one of its summers in recent years with direct flights operating to even more destinations.
Mediterranean sunshine resorts including Palma, Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Barcelona and Nice are expected to be among the most popular once again, with high volumes of passenger traffic also expected on city break flights to Belfast, Dublin and Amsterdam.
Management continues to remind travellers to allow plenty of time to pass through the airport during peak periods, recommending that passengers arrive at the at least two hours before their scheduled departure time.
Robin Tudor, head of PR at LJLA, said: “As the UK’s only airport to have a five-star rating for flight punctuality and with the vast majority of passengers passing through security in less than 10 minutes, thousands of the region’s holidaymakers are taking advantage of these benefits and choosing to start their holiday by flying from Liverpool over the next few weeks.”