Liverpool Airport Introduces Charging Points
'On the go' mobile charging solution now available to passengers waiting for flights at Liverpool Airport.
16:13 16 June 2021
Liverpool John Lennon Airport has recently introduced a mobile charging service for passengers waiting for their flights. Instead of waiting by power points, the service allows passengers to rent power banks so they can walk around the airport.
The service was launched in partnership with Joos, a firm that specialises in providing "on the go" mobile charging solutions.
Explaining how the service works, Josh Baah, co-founder of the firm, said: "It’s simple, a passenger would download Joos from Google Play or the App Store. Once they have downloaded Joos they can sign in, it’ll link to their Gmail, Facebook, or Apple ID; whatever is easiest. They would put in a payment method, again it can be linked to their Apple Pay, Google Wallet, etc."
"Then they scan the QR code on the station and press ‘rent now’, a charger will pop out. The entire process of downloading the app to getting your power bank, can be done within 90 seconds or so."
"They’ve got three cables to charge every smartphone on the market. We’ve got the USB-C, for the latest Google/ Huawei phones, an Apple Lightning cable. We’re the only Apple-certified provider offering this service in Europe with official Apple cables. Lastly, we have a standard micro-USB charger for most android devices."
Meanwhile, Lucy O’Shaughnessy, commercial director at Liverpool Airport, explained how the service would benefit passengers. She said: "We have had phone charging stations in the past but what we liked about this were the flexibility and mobility – the passenger doesn’t have to remain stationary with their phone. We also believe, post Covid-19, access to vaccine passports, ‘fit to fly’ certificates and information will be vital in travel starting up again and we’re trying to make the passenger experience as easy as possible."