Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is gearing up for a busy Easter Holiday period as thousands of travellers from across the region are expected to jet off following the start of the school holidays this weekend.
This will be the first school holiday period since the lifting of the last of the Government’s covid related international travel restrictions, with around 170,000 passengers expected to pass through the Airport over the next two weeks as travellers from across the North West and North Wales take advantage of the increased flights from Liverpool following the start of the airline’s summer schedules last week.
Passengers from across the region are expected to be jetting off once again to a mix of Mediterranean destinations in search of some Spring sunshine and to a growing range of City breaks.
The most popular sunshine routes this Easter are likely to be Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Palma, aswell as routes to the Turkish resorts of Dalaman, Bodrum and Antalya which have recently restarted. City breaks to destinations closer to home such as Dublin and Belfast are also expected to be popular as usual, along with destinations including Vienna, Stockholm, Paris, Budapest and Porto.
The Airport is continuing its recovery from the pandemic and expects to be significantly busier than just a few months ago, as passengers from across the region begin to travel overseas once again. However passengers are reminded that security restrictions relating to items in hand luggage, that most travellers were familiar with pre-covid, remain in place. Passengers are asked to allow plenty of time to pass through the airport and urged to carefully think about what they bring in their hand luggage to help reduce delays for themselves and other travellers.
Passengers should also ensure that they check what restrictions are in place for the destination they are travelling to, with some countries continuing to have covid related restrictions for arriving passengers.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “We are looking forward to the return of the Easter getaway once again bringing the busiest holiday period of the year so far for the Airport, with passengers taking advantage of our faster, easier, friendlier passenger experience here at Liverpool now that the last of the Government’s covid related international travel restrictions have been lifted.
“Our post pandemic recovery continues and whilst we still have some way to go in terms of reaching pre-pandemic passenger numbers, it is great to be welcoming back lots more passengers to the airport once again.
“We don’t expect lengthy queues for our passengers, however travellers should remember that security restrictions regarding items in hand luggage prior to the pandemic remain in place and because the airport will be busier than usual, they should allow plenty of time to pass through the terminal.”