2015 has been an amazing year for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA).
The airport has recorded passenger numbers that have been the busiest since 2012.
Over 4.3 million passengers used the airport, which equates to an 8% increase compared to the previous year, 2014.
Ending the year on a high, the airport benefitted from a 15% busier period in December compared to the previous year, which saw 310,000 passengers use the airport during the festive month.
These impressive passenger numbers were helped by the airport doubling the number of airlines using it, as well as 13 new routes being launched, of which 9 were to new destinations.
And it doesn’t stop there; in 2016 the airport will see Vueling fly three times a week to Barcelona. Thomson Airways will start a weekly service to Palma in May. Travel Group will operate holiday flights to Guernsey every Saturday from June and September. Whilst C. I. Czech Airlines will reinstate their twice weekly flights to Prague from the end of March.
Commenting, Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport said, “Looking back 2015 has been an excellent year for the Airport. We have made significant progress, delivering on our objectives of increasing the number of airlines and choice of services available, with the business seeing a number of new routes coming to fruition, new airlines commence operations and work begin on a host of long overdue terminal improvements.
LJLA is the fastest, easiest, friendliest airport in the region and we hope that in 2016 our customers will continue to support their local airport in order for us to generate new growth to the benefit of our region.”