Join us as we take a look at the most important LJLA news from the last month…
Wizz Air Take Off With 7th Destination from LJLA
Have you ever thought of taking a flight from Liverpool out to Poland? Well you’ll soon have an extra destination to choose from when flying out from LJLA. The Eastern European country has been growing in popularity as a holiday destination for the last few years and Wizz Airlines, one of the leading low-cost airlines flying out to Central Europe, has recently announced that it will be commencing a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport out to Lublin.
Starting this Summer, Wizz will be operating two flights a week out to the incredibly picturesque Lublin. LJLA customers already have the option of travelling to Warsaw, Gdansk and Katowice, but will now have to think twice before booking their flights. Lublin is Poland’s 9th largest city and is renowned for it’s neogothic architecture and religious buildings that date back as far as the 12th Century.
Andrew Cornish Resigns As CEO
Since joining Liverpool John Lennon Airport in September 2014, Andrew Cornish has made a huge amount of changes to the way the Airport has run. By improving facilities for passengers, as well as the customer service standards that LJLA has on offer, he has increased levels of customer satisfaction immeasurably. This marked improvement has seen customer survey results at an all time high (when compared to other UK and EU airports of a similar stature).
All good things however, must come to an end and, despite overseeing one of the airport’s most successful periods, Andrew has decided to step down from his position at Chief Executive Officer. We can only hope that the next person to replace him will be as capable as he was!
Master Plan Revealed For 2030 Through To 2050
There comes a time when all airports must reveal their intentions for the years to come. For Liverpool John Lennon Airport this means revealing to their investors (as well as the public at large) their intentions for development for the short and long term. In a recent announcement on their website, the developers of LJLA have put forward their plans for the next thirty years which include serving more destinations and ambitiously expanding to allow for 11 million passengers to travel through the airport by 2050, over double the number of passengers that currently travel using LJLA.
In addition to featuring more long haul flights and serving more destinations for the use of cargo flights, there’s good news for those of us that live near the airport. LJLA are hoping to provide jobs for 12,280 people come the year 2030, greatly helping the local economy and playing a key role in supporting the Northern Powerhouse. Although there will be more flight activity coming through the Airport than ever before, the Airport committee predict that there will actually be less noise pollution, as improvements in aircraft and flight paths come into effect.