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Page last updated: 1st Feb 2018 - 11:56 AM

Liverpool John Lennon Airport have recently appointed a new boss in the aim to help take them “to the next level”. The airport revealed the news recently that John Irving will become the airport’s new Chief Executive. Mr Irving will be making a switch from Chief Commercial Officer at Newcastle, to CE of Liverpool Airport. In previous years before moving into aviation, Mr Irving worked for a host of businesses, including Newcastle United FC, however as of March 12th, he will succeed Andrew Cornish who resigned from the position last June.

Airport chairman Robert Hough commented, ”John has helped Newcastle Airport make significant progress in his time there and we are therefore delighted to welcome him in his new role here at Liverpool, bringing drive and determination to take the airport on to the next level and to realise its tremendous potential.

“John will also be a great asset for the city region too, developing the Airport’s strategic importance through improved connectivity, helping to attract further inward investment and bringing continued benefits for the region’s visitor economy.”
In 2017 the airport saw almost 5m passengers pass through its doors and today, it offers flights to over 60 destinations.

Mr Irving said: “I am very excited at being given the opportunity to take this business forward at a time when the Peel Group’s continued investment in the Airport has seen Liverpool become one of the UK’s stand-out regional airports.

“I am thoroughly looking forward to building on this recent success and for Liverpool to continue to be the faster, easier, friendlier airport of choice for passengers from across the region.”

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