More than 400 flights are scheduled to fly in and out of the airport over the next four days making it the busiest Easter weekend here for the last three years.
The Canary Islands, mainland Spain along with Tunisia and Malta are amongst the most popular destinations. With so many people leaving the region for the holiday period, we asked Sally Fielding from the ITV Business Club who runs Sally's Holiday Cottages in the Lake District what she thinks of such high numbers of people selecting to holiday abroad.
The AA says fewer of us are on the move this year compared to last but the motoring organisation says that could quicky change if the sun continues to shine. The slight reduction in the number of cars taking to the road this weekend is thought to be partly due to the petrol crisis earlier in the week and rise in the cost of fuel since 2011.