LJLA expects 10% passenger increase as
Christmas and New Year 'getaway' begins
LIVERPOOL John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is
gearing up again for the traditional Christmas and New Year 'Getaway',
with almost 130,000 passengers expected to pass through the Airport over the
festive and New Year holiday period. Passenger numbers are set to be 10% higher
than in 2015, following a similar trend seen throughout most of 2016.
With many schools now having finished for Christmas, families from across the
region are expected to head off on flights over the holiday period with
passengers travelling to a mix of destinations in search of some much needed
Winter sun, to go skiing, visit relatives, or looking for Christmas and New Year
festivities across a range of European Cities.
As usual, popular flights for passengers over the coming days are expected to be
Winter ski destinations such as Geneva, Salzburg and Grenoble, The Canary
Islands and southern Spain for some warmer Winter weather and popular City break
Christmas is also a popular time for passengers to fly via LJLA to return home
or visit family and friends, with flights to Northern Ireland and the Republic
of Ireland expected to be amongst the busiest.
LJLA Management are once again keen to remind all passengers to allow plenty of
time to pass through the Airport during this busy period and that restrictions
on liquids carried in hand luggage are still in place. Passengers are also
reminded to think carefully about what items they are intending to pack in hand
luggage, before they set off for the Airport; especially those who are
travelling with presents for friends and relatives.
To avoid disappointment at the security search point and to help keep security
queues to a minimum, passengers are being asked to travel with their presents
unwrapped if they are to be carried in hand luggage.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for LJLA commented:- "We expect this to be another
busy Christmas here at the Airport as thousands of passengers pass through over
the festive period taking advantage of the convenience of flying via Liverpool."