Major reasons to serve this airport
- In addition to the routes listed above, LPL are also seeking a Middle East Hub. 70,000 point to point journeys to the Gulf – 20% of Point to Point travel is for business reasons. Huge volumes of connecting traffic, over 580,000 indirect journeys to Africa, Asia, Australasia originate in the Liverpool City Region
Marketing and other support
- Part of the Peel Airports Group alongside Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport – The Airport Group for the North of England
- Committed to developing flexible and attractive “partnership” commercial proposals, designed to incentivise sustainable growth and develop win-win relationships.
- Marketing and Commercial Support Available
- Dedicated sales and marketing team.
- Destination-specific route marketing campaigns working jointly with you.
- Customer focused PR campaigns from both airport and regional partners.
- Ongoing regional overseas marketing campaigns.
- Strong levels of regional support from a number of partners. Lead partners are…
Why LPL and the Liverpool City Region?
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport serves the Liverpool City Region (centred on England’s 6th largest city) and England’s North West
- Large catchment area with a high propensity to fly:
- 1.5 million people within 30 minutes.
- One of Europe’s fastest growing regional airports, serving over 5.5 million ppa.
- High quality, innovative passenger experience
- Iconic, globally recognised city brand “Liverpool” with a world class tourism offer.
- One of Europe’s leading tourism destinations and the most popular UK destination outside London for international visitors
- £1billion ($1.5bn) visitor economy and 14 million city centre visitors in 2008
- A transformed, high growth regional economy
- High quality local, regional and national transport links
- 30 min catchment – 1.5 million
- 60 min catchment – 6.9 million
- 90 min catchment – 10.3 million
- 120 min catchment – 16.1 million
Liverpool was 2008’s European Capital of Culture and became 2008’s most visited UK city for overseas visitors outside of London. The City also ranks in the top 20 European City Region destinations for Tourism.
- Heritage: In the 19th Century Liverpool was one of the world’s most important sea ports and in 2004, the city’s waterfront area became a UNESCO World Heritage site. Nearby Chester is one of the UK’s best preserved Roman Cities
- Culture: The city has the largest collection of museums and art galleries outside London, (including TATE Liverpool and the Walker Art Gallery), leading theatres such as the Everyman and an energetic nightlife.
- Sport: Home to two of the UK’s most successful football teams, Liverpool and Everton attract visitors from across the world. In addition the city hosts the Grand National (attracting 600 million viewers each year) and is at the heart of England’s Golf Coast, with no fewer than three Royal courses.
- Events and Business Tourism: The City hosts the world famous Mathew Street Festival annually (Europe’s largest free music event). The cities new Arena and Conference Centre has already hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and is the UK’s leading conference destination.
- Retail: The new Liverpool One development is Europe’s largest city centre retail development, representing £1 billion ($1.5bn) investment.
- Further Afield: The Airport is well located for Manchester, The Lake District and North Wales.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
Economy and major companies
- The regions economy has witnessed huge growth, with GVA increasing by 27.7% over the last five years, which exceeds Greater Manchester
- Independent research by Cardiff University, places the Liverpool City Region as one of the most competitive in the UK, with high levels of productivity.
- Key business sectors are Biotechnology / Maritime and Shipping / Energy / Automotive, Petrochemical/ Manufacturing/ Finance/ Service sector/
- Major companies in the Region include: Pilkington / Jaguar / Land Rover / Glaxo-Smith Kline / Bosch / Unisys / Unilever/ QVC/ Ford/ Chiron/ GM/ IBM / Arvato-Bertelsmann / Vauxhall / Kodak /
- Situated in the North of the UK, LPL offers excellent access to the Liverpool City Region, and England’s North West.
- The airport is approximately 10 kilometres away from Liverpool City Centre, and approx 60 kilometres away from Manchester City Centre.
- Located close to the UK’s motorway network, offering excellent regional and national connectivity. The M57, M62, M56 and M6 are all located close by.
- Liverpool South Parkway Interchange offers frequent multimodal (road / rail) connections – the Airport is linked to the Interchange by a shuttle service every 10 mins.
- The city region has excellent rail connectivity to major cities across the UK, including the high speed West Coast Mainline linking London and Glasgow.
- In 2008, the city’s new Cruise Liner terminal opened, bringing in 20 major vessels per annum and generating a further multi million pound boost to the visitor economy.
Infrastructure & Operations:
- 24 Hour Operation
- No Slot Restrictions
- Fire and Rescue Category 7 – Upgraded to Cat 8/9 on request.
- 28 Aircraft Stands
- Excellent weather record
- 2286m x 46m runway
- CAT III available in Spring/Summer 2009 (currently CAT II)
- No Slot Constraints – slot co-ordination by ACL
- 24 Hour Operation
- Opened in 2001
- Purpose-built, future-proofed terminal building
- High quality passenger experience
- Easy wayfinding and short distances.
- Fast Track and Executive Lounge
- Art Exhibitions: The Beatles / Community Art Projects
LPL Master Plan 2030
Published in 2007, the document sets out the Airports growth ambitions until 2030. Major infrastructure improvements to meet growth in passenger throughput including:
- A capability to increase terminal capacity to 12 mppa
- The building of a Cargo and Maintenance Centre
- Extension of the runway, from 2,286m to 2,750m
- New access road to the airport, allowing for further improved access.