increase in airport traffic brings monthly all time high
at Liverpool John Lennon Airport continue to break all previous
records with August being the Airport's busiest single month ever.
Almost 120,000 additional passengers used the Airport during what is
traditionally the Airport's busiest month of the year compared to
August 2004 a 34% increase, with a throughput of over 465,000
These latest figures break the Airport's previous 'personal best'
set just last month, by over 20,000 passengers with total passenger
throughput for the year to date now up 29% compared to the same
period last year. The Airport is now expecting to celebrate its next
major milestone of becoming a 4 million passenger per year airport
within the next two weeks.
Additional services from operators such as Ryanair, Flybe, easyjet
and other low cost services continue to have a significant impact on
the Airport's business with high passenger loads on most flights
throughout August. An additional 22 new services have commenced from
the Airport over the past 12 months alone. The Airport's busiest
bank holiday weekend also helped to boost passenger numbers in
August with large numbers of visitors from overseas believed to have
passed through the Airport, attending popular events such as the
Mathew Street Festival and the Creamfields concert.
Neil Pakey, Managing Director for Liverpool John Lennon Airport
commented:- "The Airport has experienced unprecedented levels
of passenger numbers in recent weeks and it's a tribute to all the
staff based here as to how well passengers have been handled. The
Airport is continuing to play a major part in the regeneration of
the region in terms of its impact on the local economy with job
creation, increased tourism opportunities and attracting inward
investment. We are now within touching distance of becoming a 4
million passenger per year airport, a milestone that seemed a
distant dream not that many years ago."
FIRM GIVES LIVERPOOL TOP MARKS FOR BUSINESS SUPPORT
TAECANET Ltd has made
significant strides into the provision of e-base learning for
schools across the UK through effective use of the business support
network that Liverpool has to offer. Taecanet Ltd was attracted to
Liverpool because of the strong business development support
available through Business Link for Greater Merseyside. This support
also gave them access into Liverpool Ventures’ new £27 million seed
fund and the facilities provided by the digital incubator service at
John Moores University.
Ian Nairn, director at Taecanet said:- “Liverpool has the best
business incubator services in the UK. There are also a number of
high achieving North West schools who make excellent use of ICT, who
have expressed an interest in working with us. It was natural
therefore that we should base ourselves in this city. Having moved
from Wiltshire, my Business Link adviser Alastair McCallum not only
introduced our company to all the right contacts but he has also
been continually supportive in ensuring we tapped into events,
training and all the other help we have needed in setting up our
The product, called Taecanet after
the company itself, uses a mixture of words, pictures and video
clips to create imaginative internet-based learning journeys as a
source of education for schools. Based on the national curriculum,
it is a new, fun type of personalised e-learning that harnesses the
richness of the internet in a uniquely safe and controlled way.
“This is a very exciting concept and the company has a lot of
potential. We were able to take them through the whole process of
setting up the business and putting the funding in place as well as
introducing them to DigitallNC, which is part of the Liverpool John
Moores International University for Digital Content, and the local
education authorities. Liverpool can offer a really valuable
combination of facilities for companies such as Taecanet and at
Business Link we are ideally equipped to help them to make the most
of what is available.” said Alastair McCallum.