It remains clear that from the successes they have had in the short term, Liverpool Airport has never been busier this Summer!
With new airlines operating routes, to long-term successes secured, the Merseyside-based airport is moving ahead out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…
Liverpool Airport’s Numbers Steadily Higher than in 2019…
For May 30-June 6, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by RadarBox, the airport handled 148 flights, which is a 6.47% increase compared to the same period last year.
In terms of comparison to 2019 levels, this is 37 movements higher than the same period in 2019, known as the pre-COVID era.
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data for the airport:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|May 2-9||117 movements||142 movements||139 movements||-2.11%|
|May 9-16||111 movements||123 movements||138 movements||+12.20%|
|May 16-23||110 movements||129 movements||145 movements||+12.40%|
|May 23-30||131 movements||132 movements||147 movements||+11.36%|
What we can see from the data now is that Liverpool Airport is now entering the busier parts of the Summer 2023 season, with this exceeding of pre-COVID levels now becoming very consistent.
The Success Doesn’t Stop There, However…
For Liverpool Airport, the success doesn’t stop there. It is clear that thinking long-term is a strategic positive for them, especially with this news from last month.
Jet2 will take a further step in their continued growth with the launch of flights for summer 2024 from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) – their 11th UK airport.
Jet2 and Jet2holidays is the U.K.’s third largest airline in the largest tour operator, and have announced 20 destinations to operate in the summer 2024 season from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
The proposed program will include seven destinations that are exclusive to the carrier, with the first Jet2.com flight from the airport planned to depart on 28th March 2024.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We are absolutely delighted to be expanding our award-winning flights and holidays to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which becomes our 11th UK airport base.”
This announcement further expands our footprint and comes on the back of the enormous demand that we know is out there from customers and independent travel agents across Liverpool, Merseyside and the wider region.”
He added: “The announcement of our 11th UK airport reflects our long-term strategy to continue growing responsibly to become the UK’s leading and best leisure travel business.”
“It also means significant investment in the region, with four based aircraft coming into operation and the creation of over 200 new jobs.”
It remains clear that it is all guns blazing ahead for Liverpool Airport as they continue to grow not just in the short-term, but also in the medium to long-term as well.
With the addition of Jet2 next year, as well as the plethora of carriers adding services into Merseyside, this is only going to open up more services to the catchment area.
Looking ahead, it is going to be interesting to see what else the airport will have up its sleeve moving forward.