Passenger numbers to rise 7% to 120,000 at Liverpool Airport over festive period

Staff at the airport will be helping passengers get into the festive mood on Friday, too, with a Christmas DJ, entertainers, selfie mirror, face painters and an Igloo photo booth. Tony McDonough reports

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

 

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) expects to handle 120,000 passengers over the festive holiday period – a 7% rise on a year ago.

With many schools now finishing for Christmas, families from across the region are expected to head off on flights over the Christmas and New Year period.

Passengers willl be travelling to a mix of destinations in search of winter sun, to go skiing, visit relatives, or looking for Christmas and New Year festivities across a range of European cities.

Staff at the airport will be helping passengers get into the festive mood on Friday, too, with a Christmas DJ, entertainers, selfie mirror, face painters and an Igloo photo booth.

Popular flights for passengers over the coming days are expected to be winter ski destinations, the Canary Islands and southern Spain, while popular city break destinations include new routes to Rome, Milan and Venice.

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 among the busiest once again.

Robin Tudor, head of PR for LJLA, said: “After August Bank Holiday weekend, the Christmas and New Year period is our second-busiest time of the year, with thousands of passengers passing through over the festive period taking advantage of the convenience of flying via Liverpool.”

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