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Travelling to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Travelling to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Opened on 1 July 1933, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is officially one of the UK’s oldest international airports. It’s located seven miles south east of Liverpool itself and sees around 5 million passengers every year.

Liverpool became the first city to name their international airport after a famous resident when it renamed Liverpool airport after the legendary Beatle John Lennon to commemorate the musician, who arguably changed the music scene as we know it.

Liverpool John Lennon airport flies to over 60 destinations worldwide and is known for providing a relaxed, stress-free flying experience. Passenger numbers have grown tenfold in recent years, establishing the airport as a gateway to the North West and beyond.

Arriva buses operate services to the airport from across Liverpool and beyond. Routes include Speke, Bootle, St. Helens, Prescot, Huyton and more, making Arriva buses the simplest and cheapest way to get to the airport.

British RAF planes in WW2

On the outbreak of World War II, Liverpool John Lennon Airport was operated by the RAF and known as RAF Speke. Originally called Speke Airport, the airport was renamed in 2001 after the Liverpudlian musician John Lennon of The Beatles.

The facility was one of Europe's fastest growing airports between 1997 and 2007. Despite passenger numbers having decreased a little, LJLA is still the 12th busiest airport in the UK.