Liverpool Airport, first known as Speke Airport, was built in part of the grounds of Speke Hall and officially opened in 1933. As passenger demand increased, additions were made to the airport such as a passenger terminal and control tower.
During World War II that the airport was known as RAF Speke and many bomber planes were built there.
In 1966 a new 2,286m runway was opened which enabled the airport to be open around the clock and in 1986 a new modern passenger terminal was built.
In 2002 work was completed to construct a modern passenger terminal to expand the passenger capacity of the airport. The airport was also renamed in honour of John Lennon, who was a member of the Liverpudlian group The Beatles. The airport now features Beatles artwork and lyrics from John Lennon’s song ‘Imagine’, as well as a bronze statue of the icon.
In 2007 work completed on the reconstruction of the main runway and taxiways. Plans to expand the airport significantly have been put in place with a completion date of 2030.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located in Speke in Liverpool within the North West of England.
Airport Codes: LPL/EGGP
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