Passengers flying out of Liverpool Airport – LJLA – will benefit from an improved bus service, from 4th September.
The new bus links, with lower fares, will make travelling to the airport even easier, thanks to a new partnership deal by the Bus Alliance, seeing Merseytravel, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Liverpool City Council and Merseyrail all working together to transform services to encourage more people to take the bus.
The new fleet of Arriva double decker buses offer more comfort and space, ideal for suitcases and other large luggage. What’s more, the new fleet offers free Wi-i and USB charging.
Fares have been reduced by 80p making airport fares just £2.20, and add-on rail tickets can also be purchased so passengers can get from the main rail station to the airport.
Speaking about the new services, Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport said, “The Airport is delighted to have worked in partnership with the other stakeholders to help bring about this improved public transport service.
The extended 500 bus service responds to feedback from our passengers and brings an important improvement for the Airport by giving our passengers a faster, direct link to nearby Liverpool South Parkway, enhancing the customer journey. Combined with the new through-ticketing to enable passengers to purchase a combined rail and bus ticket, this will help to make travel to and from the airport by public transport a more attractive option.”
Whilst Howard Farrall, Managing Director for Arriva Merseyside, added, “The new and improved 500 service now offers much more to passengers, at an even better price.
We will continue to work with our partners to make further improvements that benefit our passengers, including plans to add even more staff to the Arriva customer care team at the airport to ensure we can look after our customers’ needs on the ground seven days a week. With further planned improvements for the near future, including bus ticket sales from the Airport Information Desk real time bus travel information.”