LONDON — Liverpool Airport’s numbers continue to be on the rise, with figures in June 2018 higher than 2017 by 2.5%.
The airport has seen over 470,000 passengers travel through its terminals in June 2018, totaling 2.4 million passengers flying in and out of LPL during the first six months of the year.
This increase represents 70,000 more passengers than in 2017.
“The first half of 2018 has been another successful period for the Airport with more and more passengers taking advantage of the convenience of flying from Liverpool and our faster, easier, friendlier approach to the beginning of their journey,” said Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development.
“The recent completion of the latest terminal improvements gives our growing numbers of passengers an even better customer experience,” explained Winfield.
Other performance data has shown that over the past 12 months, the airport’s annual passenger numbers have now exceeded five million for the first time in seven years.
“As we build up to the busiest time of the year with the start of the school summer holidays just a few weeks away, we expect to see further growth in passenger numbers during the second half of the year,” Winfield said.
New Flights, Routes, Operators
Highlights for the airport have been adding services to Mallorca and Malaga with Blue Air, as well as flights to Shannon with Ryanair and charter flights to the Champions League Final in Kiev.
Higher passenger loads on existing well-established routes have helped to boost passenger numbers as well, the airport said.
Liverpool Airport is expecting this growth to continue into the second half of 2018, with some new routes already being announced for a 2018 launch from John Lennon International Airport.
easyJet is to initiate flights to Pula, Dalaman, and Palermo, with the addition of an 8th plane to be based at the airport later this month.
Scandinavia’s largest regional carrier, Wideroe, will start services to Bergen in August with its Embraer E190-E2, and Ryanair will launch flights to Paphos in October as well.