LJLA's ready for it's
busiest weekend of 2016
IT'S likely to be Liverpool John Lennon
Airport's (LJLA) busiest weekend of the year, as the August Bank Holiday getaway
begins once again on Friday, with around 70,000 travellers expected to pass
through the Airport over the long weekend.
The Airport has continued to see increased passenger numbers throughout 2016
with almost 350,000 more passengers choosing to use the Airport so far this
year. This weekend is likely to be the Airport's busiest Bank Holiday period for
5 years with the Airport expecting around 8% more passengers compared to the
same period in 2015.
The majority of the region's holidaymakers are likely to be heading off
somewhere warmer from Liverpool, including the sunshine resorts on the
Mediterranean as passengers take advantage of the wider choice of holiday
destinations available from LJLA. Weekend breaks are expected to be popular too
with passengers travelling to various European Cities and further afield to the
likes of New York on Aer Lingus' North American flights via Dublin.
This year has seen 2 new operators commence services from Liverpool with Spanish
airline Vueling flying to Barcelona 3 times a week and the start of the TUI
weekly flight to Palma.
Bookings with TUI from Liverpool have sold so well, that the tour operator
announced earlier this year that it will be expanding its Liverpool programme
for Summer 2017, by adding a further weekly departure to Palma, in addition to
new weekly services to Tenerife and Ibiza, with flights for Summer 2017 already
on sale. In total, 6 new services have commenced this year, along with increased
frequencies on a number of existing services too. Growth is expected to continue
throughout 2016 with another new route to commence shortly, with Ryanair
starting flights to Sofia at the end of October 2016.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John
Lennon Airport, commented:- "It's been our best Summer for many years in
terms of passenger numbers and the August Bank Holiday weekend is set to be our
busiest weekend of the year once again, with passengers from across the region
taking advantage of the convenience of flying from Liverpool with even more
great destinations now available."