Liverpool passes 50m milestone

Liverpool passes 50m milestoneFriday the 13th June proved a lucky day for one traveller when she became the 50 millionth person to pass through Liverpool Airport.

The milestone customer, Helen Lace, was boarding an easyJet flight from the north-west hub to Belfast.

She was greeted at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) by airport management and easyJet staff who presented her with a flight voucher and a bottle of champagne.

Ms Lace said: "This is a lovely surprise and I’m amazed that I’m the airport’s 50 millionth passenger. I’ll be looking to book somewhere hot and sunny with my easyJet flight voucher."

Neil Pakey, deputy chief executive of operating company Peel Holdings, said: "It is a remarkable achievement for JLA to be celebrating its 50 millionth passenger in this our 75th anniversary year. Peel’s substantial investment over the last ten years has certainly paid off for the region."

Liverpool has handled 31 million of its 50 million passengers in the ten years since it was acquired by Peel. More than 18 million of these travellers have been transported by easyJet since it launched services in 1997.

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