is home Europe’s fastest growing airport – Liverpool John Lennon Airport [map] – which has been running scheduled flights since
These days, regular services operate to more than 30 holiday
destinations, including Corfu, Gran Canaria, Ibiza and
Easyjet, the popular low cost airline, who began
flights from Liverpool in 1997, signed a 20-year contract
with the airport in 2001 whilst Ryanair has also
signed a 10-year agreement.
In July 2001 the airport became the first in the UK to
be named after an individual – former Beatle and
pop icon John Lennon, who hailed from Liverpool. The airport’s
logo now includes the famous self portrait drawing by
John Lennon and the caption “above us only sky”,
taken from the lyrics of Lennon’s “Imagine”,
one of the most popular songs of all time.
In 2002 Yoko Ono unveiled a 7ft bronze statue of
her late husband designed by well-known local sculptor Tom Murphy. The imposing statue is sited on the
main passenger walkway, overlooking the check-in hall
and is clearly visible to all airport users.
As the airport has continued to grow so has the number
of facilities available to passengers, and now you’ll
find executive lounges, restaurants, bars and even a prayer
room. The shops on offer in the departure lounge include
WH Smith, Thomas Cook, Boots and The Sock Shop, while
eateries include O’Brien’s Irish Coffee Bar,
Esturary Food Village and the Daytripper Bar.