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Liverpool John Lennon Airport reports 20% rise in Q1 traffic

A bumper first quarter of 2016 has seen Liverpool John Lennon Airport handle over one million passengers so far this year.

The UK gateway recorded its 14th consecutive monthly traffic increase in March as 380,000 passengers passed through its facilities – a rise of 18% on the corresponding period a year ago.

Its best March performance since 2011 means that over one million passengers have used the airport this year, an impressive 20% or 170,000 travellers more than in the first quarter of 2015.

The slightly earlier Easter Bank Holiday weekend and increased departures for the start of the summer schedules, created the March increase in numbers, along with additional new airlines and services that are now operating compared to this time last year.

A number of new services also started from Liverpool in March.

Vueling commenced their new service to Barcelona and Wizz Air started flights to both Budapest and Katowice. March also saw the return of Czech Airlines with their twice weekly flights to Prague.

Robin Tudor, head of public relations for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, says: “This has been a tremendous first quarter for the airport and the airlines that now operate from here.

"In the week that we have the Grand National Festival and an expected 15% increase of visitors on many routes, these latest growth figures are set to continue and are expected to contribute towards a further upsurge in business at the Airport in 2016.”

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