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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.

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 handled over 4 million passengers in 2014 with flights to over 60 destinations in the UK and across Europe and with onward worldwide connections. It is recognised for its relaxed, hassle free environment and best in class operational performance and is the Airport of choice for passengers from across the region.

Over the past 12 months Liverpool John Lennon Airport has secured flights from 5 new airlines, announced 12 new services to 8 new destinations, bringing over 90 additional flights per week.

The Airport is also one of Merseyside’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 Liverpool City Region and the North West as a whole, bringing an estimated £175 million per annum in GVA and supporting 4,500 jobs in the region.

The Airport has been at the forefront of low cost air travel since the mid 1990′s, when this growth sector of the airline industry started to develop. Airlines at LJLA include two of Europe’s largest low cost airlines, easyJet and Ryanair, both of whom have bases at Liverpool, offering a comprehensive network of point to point services across Europe. More recently, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe have developed their business from Liverpool, whilst Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, have also expanded their operations from the airport too.

The latest airlines to choose to operate from Liverpool are Blue Air with services to Romania and Czech Airlines who operate a summer season service to Prague.

In Autumn 2015, worldwide connectivity was opened up from LJLA, with the start of connecting services to Amsterdam operated by Flybe with many convenient onward long haul connections and with Aer Lingus to Dublin with onward connections on their North America services.

Investing in our Airport

Significant investments in recent years include £130 million in a range of infrastructure works including a new and subsequently expanded terminal building, air traffic control centre, hangars, apron extensions, runway refurbishing and upgrading, multi-storey car park and on site hotel. Many of these projects also received support through the European Objective One programme and other regional funding.

Most recently a £12 million development programme has been completed providing a new larger passenger security screening area and an expanded departure lounge, including the addition of a number of new and exciting retailers, with a further £1 million investment earlier this year, to enhance the area and improve the passenger experience further as the Airport delivers on its promise to be Faster, Easier, Closer.

Additional investment in Airport facilities is currently underway to further improve the passenger experience, helping to firmly establish the Airport as a key gateway for the Liverpool City Region, the North West and North Wales and an integral part of the transport connectivity of the emerging Northern Powerhouse.

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