LATEST FIGURES FOR LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT (LJLA) SHOW THAT OVER 400,000 MORE PASSENGERS HAVE USED THE AIRPORT SO FAR THIS YEAR COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD IN 2016 – AN INCREASE OF 12% MAKING LIVERPOOL ONE OF THE UK’S FASTEST GROWING AIRPORTS.
By the end of October, the number of passengers choosing to use LJLA has now increased for 21 consecutive months in comparison to the same period the year before, with 4.2m passengers passing through over the past 10 months.
These latest figures reflect the continued upsurge in business at the Airport following the addition of a number of new routes from Liverpool. Further growth in passenger volumes is expected next year too, following announcements in recent months from Blue Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Thomson and First Choice who are all expanding their Liverpool operations.
2016 is set to be the Airport’s best year in terms of passenger numbers since 2011. This year has seen more new operators, more new destinations and the completion of a variety of terminal developments that have improved the customer experience, helping to make Liverpool the Faster, Easier, Friendlier airport of choice for passengers from across the North West and North Wales.
About Liverpool Airport:
Between 1997-2007, the facility was one of Europe’s fastest growing airports, increasing annual passenger numbers from 689,468 in 1997 to 5,470,000 in 2007. Despite passenger numbers having decreased to just over 4,800,000 in 2016, this was an 11.1% increase on the 2015 total, making it the twelfth busiest airport in the UK. In 2017 the airport served 4.95 million passengers an increase of 3% over 2016. The CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence Number is P735, that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and flying instruction.Liverpool John Lennon Airport (IATA: LPL, ICAO: EGGP) is an international airport serving North West England. On the outbreak of World War II, the airport was operated by the RAF and known as RAF Speke. The airport is within the City of Liverpool on the banks of the estuary of the River Mersey some 6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) south east of the city centre. Originally called Speke Airport, in 2001 the airport was renamed after John Lennon. Scheduled domestic, European and North African services are operated from the airport.
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