Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL/EGGP)

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Last year Liverpool was the most visited UK city outside of London for overseas toursists. Once one of the world’s busiest ports, the city’s waterfront is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and office location for a burgeoning services sector.

Major reasons to serve this airport

There are a number of route opportunities at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Key opportunities include :

  • Charter- 1.4 million package holidays sold in the Liverpool City Region in 2013
  • Hub Link- Over 950,000 connections being taken to/from the Liverpool City Region in 2013


  • Fastest growing economy in the UK, outside London
  • 4.2% Economic Growth Year on Year in the Liverpool City Region.
  • £4.5 Billion of investment in the city region over the last decade
  • A city region worth £25.3 billion and home to 42,000 business
  • £1.3bn worth of projects commenced in 2013
  • Largest wealth management centre outside London
  • Largest joined conference and exhibition centre in Europe with over 300 conferences per annum bringing thousands of business delegates per annum to the city
  • Best on time performance in the country with 89% all of all flights departing on time in 2013

Independent research by Cardiff University identifies the Liverpool City Region as one of the most competitive in the UK. It’s also home to two of the UK’s most successful football teams Liverpool and Everton (visitors should always establish which team a Liverpudlian supports before declaring their own loyalties).

Marketing and other support

  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport is Part of the Peel Group of Airports. Peel Holdings is committed to investing £50billion in 50 projects by 2050 in the Liverpool City Region under the Ocean Gateway project.
  • Committed to developing flexible and attractive “partnership” commercial proposals, designed to incentivise sustainable growth and develop win-win relationships
  • A joined up approach with the key stakeholders in the Liverpool City Region, with strong support for new route development from:
    • Liverpool City Council
    • Liverpool and Merseyside Chambers of Commerce
    • Local Enterprise Partnership
    • Liverpool Vision
  • 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.

Why LPL and the Liverpool City Region?

The Mersey, the boys from the Mersey, and the Grand National (watched by 600m): Few of its internationally-recognised cultural icons need any introduction.

  • Liverpool is a major city, the UK’s fifth largest city, with the Liverpool City Region, home to £1.4 million people within a 30 minute drive of Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Liverpool is also closest airport to capture the North Wales market.
  • Over 4.3 million passengers per annum.
  • Scope for growth, the 5th largest city in the UK, but the 12th largest airport.
  • Scope for growth, the 5th largest city in the UK, but the 12th largest airport.
    • Jaguar LandRover
    • Novartis
    • AstraZenica
    • Maersk
    • Baker Hughes
    • Deutsch Bank
    • Santander
    • Unilever

Catchment Area

'Our friends are all aboard, many more of them; live next door' – over 16 million of them in the Liverpool John Lennon catchment to be precise.

‘Our friends are all aboard, many more of them; live next door’ – over 16 million of them in the Liverpool John Lennon catchment to be precise.

  • 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 attracts 56 million visitors per annum worth £3.4 billion to the local economy
  • The Liverpool Waterfront is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Largest collection of galleries and museums outside London, including the TATE Gallery
  • Home to ‘Liverpool One’ and £ 800 million investment by the Duke of Westminster, welcoming 26 million visitors per annum and home to high label fashion outlets
  • Since 2008, 22 City Centre Hotels constructed with an occupancy rate in 2013 of 80%
  • Sport- Home to Liverpool and Everton FC as well the Golf Open in 2014 at Royal Liverpool
  • Horse Racing, The Grand National attracts 150,000 visitors each year
  • Liverpool Cruise Terminal, based and visiting cruise liners. Voted Number 1 port for Cruise Liners in 2013 with over 100 Cruise Departures in 2014
  • Ranked Number 3 City in the World to visit in 2014, by Rough Guide

Liverpool - a hugely famous name in global trade, as a port, and as an industrial centre, now hosts a burgeoning service sector including the recently opened 1.65 million square foot Liverpool One retail venue - home to 5,000 new jobs.

The Port of Liverpool

The growth in the Port of Liverpool will result in major increases in the volume of freight passing through the City Region.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Approximately £1 billion of investment in Liverpool City Region’s port and logistics assets is commencing in 2013 making it a leading location in the UK for logistics infrastructure investment and one of the most significant year in the City Region’s recent history. This investment will deliver a transformation of the sector and significantly enhance the whole region’s attractiveness for retail and manufacturing logistics operations.
The growth in the Port of Liverpool will result in major increases in the volume of freight passing through the City Region. The City Region partners have recognised that transport access to and from the Port by a full range of modes is critical to achieving the economic benefits associated with the growth of the Port. To maximise the economic benefit of this investment the City Region has committed to improve multimodal access to the Port of Liverpool to meet the transport demands of the expanding Port and it was included as an important element of the City Region Deal agreed with Government in 2012.

Imagine…the Master Plan 2030 proposes a capability to increase terminal capacity to 12 million and extension of the runway, from 2,286m to 2,750m.


  • 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
  • Runway:
    • 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

Single Terminal:

  • 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.