Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL)
History, Facts and Overview
(Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK)
Originally named Speke Airport, Liverpool's very first airport began operating in 1930 and offered a limited number of schedule flights. Officially opened as the city's airport three years later, Liverpool Airport was commandeered by the air force during the Second World War. By the 1960s, the airport was in full swing once again, serving passengers and cargo. A new runway measuring more than 2,200 metres / 7,220 feet in length was added at this time.
In 1986, the original terminal building at Liverpool Airport was rebuilt, only to become a hotel in more recent years. By the 1990s, privatisation of the airport resulted in further improvements and at the turn of the millennium, an impressive new passenger terminal was commissioned, at the cost of over £40 million.
Liverpool Airport was officially named the Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) in 2002, further honouring the famous Beatles star by installing a large bronze statue of him.
Throughout the terminal at Liverpool Airport you'll find trained staff capable of addressing most needs and requests. These airport staff include police officers, information representatives and staff with first-aid experience. Conference facilities are available at the Cavern Suite in the Internet Zone, where business passengers at Liverpool will find office-style seating and plug-in points for laptops. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the terminal.