Liverpool Airport reveals Easter passengers up 40%

Liverpool John Lennon Airport reveals the number of passengers due to pass through over the Easter break and it is 40% higher than last year. Tony McDonough reports

Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Departure lounge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Picture by Tony McDonough


More than 64,000 passengers are expected to pass through Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend – 40% up on Easter 2022.

Last week LJLA kicked off what is set to be its busiest summer season since before the pandemic with bookings up 14% on last year so far. 

Today it said its most popular destinations this Easter were Mediterranean hotspots. These included Alicante, Malaga and Palma. Other popular routes include Faro, Tenerife, Dalaman, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Jersey, Paris and Amsterdam.

Robin Tudor, head of PR at the airport, said: “The Easter getaway brings the busiest holiday period of the year so far for the airport.

“Passengers are taking advantage of the great choice of destinations to jet off to and our faster, easier, friendlier passenger experience.

“We don’t expect lengthy queues for our passengers, however travellers should remember that security restrictions regarding items in hand luggage including liquids, are still in force at the majority of UK airports.

“Because the airport will be busier than usual, passengers should allow plenty of time to pass through the terminal.”


People are jetting off in their thousands for Easter. Picture by Tony McDonough


In February Ryanair announced four new routes out of Liverpool for this summer taking its total to 31. This represents an increase in capacity of 15% and 255 weekly flights. Ryanair is investing £80m at the airport, creating 30 new jobs.

And easyJet has upped its capacity by almost 20%. It is increasing frequencies to popular destinations including Alicante, Antalya, Belfast, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Heraklion, Jersey, Kos, Larnaca, Malaga, Nice and Tenerife.

Lufthansa is increasing its capacity by 75% following their announcement last year that they will be increasing frequency to six times per week in the peak of Summer 2023.

Norwegian carrier Widerøe is set to return in August after a three-year hiatus by reinstating its popular twice-weekly service to Bergen in Norway.

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