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Staff at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) will be helping to put passengers in the St Patrick’s Day mood tomorrow with a number of promotions taking place in the Airport Departure Lounge.
Whilst a live Irish band will be entertaining passengers while they wait for flights, each of the bars throughout the Airport will be offering special Guinness promotions and the World Duty Free shop will be tempting passengers with Irish Whiskey tasting sessions. Ryanair are also giving away Dublin tourist information relating to the popular Temple Bar area.
20% of all Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s passengers travelled between LJLA and either The Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in 2010. Over one million passengers made use of regular flights with Ryanair to Dublin, Knock, Cork, Shannon and Derry and with easyJet and Flybe to Belfast International and Belfast City respectively.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, "The Irish market is a huge part of the Airport’s business and we thought it would be a nice surprise for passengers heading off tomorrow to experience a little bit of Ireland before they’ve even set off.
"This is the latest in a series of similar themed ‘Fun Friday’ events held at the Airport for passengers in recent months, but we thought we’d bring this event forward a day to St Patrick’s Day "
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