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 destinations.
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.”