About Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport opened in 1933 as Speke airport, officially making it one of the longest-running operational airports in the UK, and has grown to become the 12th busiest in the UK – in 2014 alone, over 3.9 million passengers were taken to and from roughly sixty destinations throughout the UK and Europe. During World War II it was used primarily as an RAF base, but afterwards it was reclaimed for commercial airline. It now almost exclusively caters to low-budget airlines and the companies which operate from the airport include Easyjet, Flybe, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Blue Air.
In 2001 it was renamed in the honour of the Liverpool-born John Lennon, making it the first UK airport to be named after a real person. A seven foot bronze statue of the Beatles member is outside the main terminal and the airport's motto is taken from Lennon's song “Imagine” – “Above us, only sky”. It also has a Yellow Submarine sculpture outside of the terminal entrance in homage to The Beatles.
The airport is accessible by car from the M53 and M56 via the A533/Runcorn Bridge, or via the M57 and M62 from Knowsley Expressway – the airport postcode is L24 1YD, however it is considered best practice to follow signs to the airport once in the area. For directions from where you live simply type your postcode into our 'Getting to Liverpool Airport' guide and click 'Go'.