10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liverpool Airport
If you thought Liverpool was all about football and the Beatles, then you might be surprised to learn that there is an international airport driving into the city.
Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Liverpool Airport
1. Liverpool Airport was established in 1928 and the first flight took off in 1933. The airport celebrated its 75th anniversary in July 2008.
2. This airport is one of the fastest growing UK airports and is a viable alternative to Manchester and London airports for many passengers.
3. Liverpool John Lennon Airport handled over 5.5 million passengers in 2007, and this number will increase dramatically with Liverpool’s success as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
4. More than 60 domestic and European destinations can be reached from Liverpool Airport. These are served by some of the major low-cost airlines, to make travel around the world accessible to as many people as possible.
5. Over the last 8 years, over £100 million has been spent to upgrade the terminal building, runways and hangars. Liverpool John Lennon Airport has increased its capacity, increased the number of passengers and increased the number of airlines flying from this airport.
6. The airport was renamed in 2002 as Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and Yoko Ono unveiled a 7-foot statue of her late husband. The city has always been linked to the Beatles and John Lennon, and their music is well known throughout the world. So it’s fitting that the line “above us only sky” from John Lennon’s song Imagine, is part of the airport’s logo and branding.
7. Liverpool Airport’s new terminal building was officially opened by the Queen in July 2002. This new building has improved facilities for passengers, including more restaurants and retail stores so passengers can shop for the latest essentials. hour before traveling. Additionally, there are internet-ready computers and wi-fi access is available for those with suitable devices.
8. Unusually for an airport there is a prayer room. This area gives passengers the time and space they need for their own prayers and private thoughts. There is also a dedicated garden area where passengers can hang out.
9. In keeping with a city famous for its culture, art collections are on display around the airport. These are for the benefit of the passengers, and also for the artists themselves. Currently, the artwork is Beatles-themed, and there is also an exhibit of fossils from southern Germany.
10. Liverpool Airport was proud to win the 2007 UK Airport of the Year award. This award was in recognition of the refurbishment and the increase in passenger numbers, as well as other factors.
Now that you know more about the airport and the city, isn’t it about time your next flight starts or ends at Liverpool John Lennon Airport?