After a soaring 2016, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is ready to take off in real style in 2017.
The airport ended 2016 on a high, as it saw over 4.8 million passengers take to the skies.
That’s an increase of 11% compared to 2015; what’s more, it’s the highest number of passenger in the last five years.
Whilst LJLA was on track for a good 2016, expectations were exceeded after a busy festive period, with more than 340,000 passengers using the airport in December alone!
As well as offering even more choice of carriers and destinations, the airport has invested much time and effort into its passenger facilities, and as a result customer satisfaction levels are at an all time high. LJLA can also boast that it is among the best in the business for the time it takes for passengers to pass through the airport as queuing and waiting times are some of the shortest in the UK, as well as it’s ‘on-time performance’ with more scheduled flights departing on time than the majority of other UK airports.
Andrew Cornish, CEO for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “2016 was a great year for the Airport and our busiest in recent years. We really appreciate the support of the region’s travellers, who are taking advantage of the increased choice of destinations and operators from their local airport.
We truly are Faster, Easier, Friendlier and by delivering a great customer experience we have seen positive passenger feedback at an all-time high, setting us firmly on track to achieve our vision: Together we will create the Airport our region loves.
This is also excellent news for the region too. A successful LJLA creates more job opportunities both onsite and indirectly across the region, as well as helping to attract more inward investment and boosting the region’s visitor economy.
Looking ahead; improved passenger facilities and some of the industry’s best operational performance means that we have also been able to create the right airport environment for our airline and tour operator partners to commit to further growth in 2017 and we expect this coming year to be even busier.”