Airport predicts that the top five most popular sunshine routes for the expected 63,000 travellers are likely to be Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Palma. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is expecting to handle around 63,000 passengers during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
The figure will be 7% higher than last year, equating to an extra 5,000 passengers.
LJLA predicts that the top five most popular sunshine routes this Easter are likely to be Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Palma.
One destination in particular that is likely to prove popular at Easter is Rome, which is available from Liverpool for the first time in many years, following the start of Blue Air’s new base at LJLA at the end of March.
Travellers can now take advantage of Blue Air’s new daily service to Rome, where the annual Easter celebrations take place throughout the holiday weekend period.
Robin Tudor, head of PR for LJLA, said: “We expect the Easter getaway once again to bring the busiest weekend of the year so far for the airport.
“It’s no surprise to see a number of Mediterranean destinations proving popular as travellers from across the region head off in search of some spring sunshine.”