European football for both Merseyside clubs brings extra Airport
Management at Liverpool John Lennon Airport are looking forward to
the prospect of both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs having
good runs in Europe this season, with the teams and many supporters
from both clubs flying via the Airport.
European Champions League holders Liverpool recently qualified for
the group stages of the competition once again, whilst despite
Everton’s disappointment at not reaching the same stage, the blue
half of Merseyside is now all set to follow their team in the UEFA
cup competition starting with their away leg against Dinamo
Bucharest later this month.
Travelling football fans is big business for the Airport as
witnessed earlier in the year when Liverpool’s run in Europe
culminated in reaching the final of the Champions League, which saw
Liverpool John Lennon Airport handle over 28,000 additional
passengers throughout Liverpool’s European campaign.
It is not just Merseyside fans travelling to Europe though. Visiting
teams and their supporters also help to boost passenger numbers,
whilst the large volumes of fans who regular fly over to home games
using the many scheduled flights from Belfast and Dublin, highlights
the importance to the Airport of successful local football teams.
The Airport has also seen clubs from outside Merseyside fly from
here with Bolton Wanderers travelling through en-route to a
pre-season friendly a few weeks ago.
Robin Tudor, Corporate Affairs Manager for Liverpool John Lennon
Airport commented:- “Football related
traffic through the Airport has never been better. The Champions
League Final alone saw 20,000 additional passengers travelling on 84
extra flights .This season, the fact that both Merseyside Clubs are
back in Europe, will bring fans from the blue half as well as the
red half of Liverpool through the Airport as well as enabling both
Evertonian and Liverpudlian airport staff to cheer on their teams
Millom Museum Heritage Open Days
ON the 8
September to the 11 September 05 the RAF Millom Museum are taking
part in the the Heritage Open Days and we welcome you to visit the
museum during this period, admission to the museum is free during
the Heritage Open Days. The Museum is open from 10.30am to 17.30pm
on these days.
Anyone wishing to visit
the event is welcome to do so and can contact the following for
further information, email us by clicking
here or phone:- 01229
Report and photographs by Dionne
WHAT a night! The
annual Creamfields Festival rocked at the old airfield so it’s
hardly surprising that Creamfields was voted Best Dane Festival. The
weather was warm and even though it threatened to rain it held off
and thankfully stayed dry. The atmosphere was electric and the
people were great, with excitement buzzing through 45,000 people
with only one thing on there minds; to dance all night and have a
great time. With an ever impressive array of major live acts and
world class DJ’s there is no wonder that this year’s Creamfields was
a sell out, and rumoured to be the best yet.
At sundown was Faithless
with one of the greatest live acts ever seen, performing classics
such as God is a DJ and Insomnia they were an act not to be missed.
Grammy winner Basement Jaxx were to follow at midnight and what a
performance, you will never see another act quite like it no wonder
they are currently at the top of the league with everyone trying to
book them for the next events. The Radio 1 Outdoor stage proved more
popular than ever, being broadcast throughout the day from various
shows, Dave Pearce set the standard for pure dance music, followed
by Judge Jules and Seb Fontaine who was joined by guests MYNC
Project and Armin Van Buuren.
Merseyside Police has praised the many people who attended this
year’s Creamfields, with 350 police present at the event to ensure
everyone’s safety. The dance festival was hailed a success by
Merseyside Police and has maintained its reputation as one of the
safest events of its kind in the country.
Every year this event
gets bigger and better, Cream really know how to throw a party and
put on a spectacular event, so I can’t wait for Creamfields 2006.