Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is one of the UK’s longest established operational Airports having been officially opened on 1st July 1933.
LJLA is situated seven miles South East of Liverpool City Centre and adjacent to the River Mersey.
The Airport is part of The Peel Group, a leading infrastructure, transport and real estate investment company in the UK, who first became involved with the airport in 1997 and who have since made significant investments in the business. Passenger numbers have increased almost ten-fold since the mid-1990′s, with the Airport moving from 20th to the 12th busiest airport in the UK.
In March 2016, Liverpool City Council acquired a stake in the airport in the form of shares with the investment used to further improve facilities for passengers and airlines and maximise the opportunity for the Airport and City Region to be a key gateway for the Northern Powerhouse.
Liverpool was the UK’s first airport to be named after an individual when it was rebranded in 2001 as a lasting tribute to the Liverpool born, former Beatle, John Lennon, with the new terminal opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2002.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport currently handles almost 5 million passengers per year with flights to over 60 destinations in the UK and across Europe. It is recognised for its relaxed, hassle free environment and best in class operational performance and is the Faster, Easier, Friendlier Airport of choice for passengers from across the region. Passenger numbers have grown by almost 10 fold since the mid 1990’s firmly establishing the Airport not only as a gateway for Merseyside but for the North West and North Wales as a whole.
2017 was another successful year for the Airport with over 125,000 more passengers choosing to use Liverpool - an increase of almost 3%, compared to 2016 and the Airport’s highest annual figures since 2011.
In addition, the Punctuality League - a report published by OAG, the world’s leading air travel intelligence company, shows that Liverpool has the 7th best record in the world for scheduled flight on time performance when compared to airports of a similar size. When compared to airports of all sizes across the world, LJLA was placed 13th overall.
Going hand in hand with the recent expansion of routes and airlines, has been a recognition and commitment to further improve passenger facilities in order to enhance the customer experience. Last year the Airport completed the latest phase of development work investing over £4.5 m with the introduction of a number of new retail brands, new shops, bars and restaurants in the refurbishment and upgrade of approximately 2,000 sq m of the upper floor of the Airport’s Departure Lounge.
The Airport is also one of the area’s major employers, attracting inward investment and bringing significant tourism benefits, helping to boost the region’s economy. LJLA is a significant driver of prosperity in the region and the North West and North Wales as a whole, bringing an estimated £250 million per annum in GVA and supporting 6,000 jobs across the Liverpool city region in 2016.
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