Posted on: 05 March 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Throughout January and February 2018, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has seen an average 3% increase in passenger traffic compared with the same period in 2017.
According to recently released figures showing 2% growth in January and 4% growth in February, almost 20,000 more passengers chose to use Liverpool this year compared to last year and it has been the busiest first two months of the year at the airport since 2010.
Describing 2018 as “already proving to be another good year for the airport with encouraging passenger numbers,” Paul Winfield, director of aviation development at LJLA cited this growth as an encouraging sign for the year ahead. “The airport has seen 70,000 more passengers use Liverpool than in February three years ago,” he added.
Many passengers have taken advantage of the airport’s routes to warmer climes with Alicante in southern Spain and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands proving popular destinations for those looking to shake off the winter blues. While links with popular winter resorts such as Geneva and Salburg have also proved popular with skiers from the region.
With six new routes already announced from Liverpool in 2018, growth in passenger traffic at the airport is set to increase further. Blue Air will operate new flights to Palma and Malaga, while easyJet will serve Pula in Croatia, Palermo in Italy and Dalaman in Turkey and Ryanair will fly to Shannon.
“The North West market is the largest aviation market outside London and by focusing on our best in class operational performance and high levels of customer satisfaction, Liverpool is becoming the ‘faster, easier, friendlier’ airport of choice for more and more passengers taking advantage of direct flights to over 60 short-haul destinations,” Winfield concluded.