Liverpool Airport gets set to handle 750,000 family sunseekers – up 5% on last summer

This coming weekend sees the start of LJLA’s busiest period of the year as families jet off for their annual two weeks in the sun with 25,000 people set to depart this weekend alone. Tony McDonough reports

Liverpool John Lennon Airport expects to handle 750,000 passengers this summer

 

Three quarters of a million passengers are expected to use Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) over the six weeks of the school summer holidays – a rise of 5% on last year.

This coming weekend sees the start of LJLA’s busiest period of the year as families jet off for their annual two weeks in the sun.

The airport is offering 10 new routes this summer, which is likely to be its busiest since 2012. More than 25,000 passengers are due to depart this weekend alone.

It now offers direct flights operating to more than 60 destinations and the majority of passengers heading to the sunshine resorts on the Mediterranean.

Spanish resorts including Barcelona, Palma, Malaga and Alicante are expected to be amongst the most popular once again with high volumes of passenger traffic also expected on flights to destinations such as Rome and Faro on the Portuguese Algarve.

Airport management continues to remind travellers to allow plenty of time to pass through during peak periods, recommending that passengers arrive at least two hours before their scheduled departure time.

Robin Tudor, head of PR at LJLA, said: “The airport is recognised as the region’s faster, easier, friendlier airport.

“With holidaymakers choosing to take advantage of the many great value for money direct flights from here, we expect this to be one of our busiest summers for some time.

While queue times at the airport are still some of the shortest around, we do advise that passengers should allow plenty of time to pass through, as well as leaving plenty of time for their journey to the airport, too.”

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