10 Things you never knew about Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Are you one of the lucky few jetting off for a week in the sun over the next couple of months? Or maybe catching a domestic flight to Belfast or Edinburgh for business? Family holidays, hen and stag parties, weddings and romantic getaways are just a hop skip and a flight away thanks to our very own Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Even if you’re a frequent flier at Liverpool JLA we’ve put together ten things you didn’t know about our humble airport that might just inspire you to book a little getaway!
1.Is there anything worse than having all your pre-holiday excitement ruined by lengthy queues at security? Well, did you know that Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the UK’s best performing airports for the shortest queueing times? Get to the Kissing Gate Bar for that nerve settling tipple in record time!
2.Did you know Liverpool John Lennon Airport sends over 60 departures into the skies and welcomes around 15,500 passengers per day during the busy summer season. So many different destinations to choose from!
3.Now here’s a top bit of trivia for you! Did you know that the airport was the first UK airport to be named after a person? Officially named after one of the city’s most famous sons, it became Liverpool John Lennon Airport back in 2002. We’re such trend setters!
4.Speaking of destinations, did you know that Liverpool John Lennon Airport now flies to Marrakesh and New York? Passengers en route to NYC can also pre-clear US customs which means no queueing stateside thanks to AerLingus! Bonus!
5.Did you know Liverpool John Lennon Airport had a bit of a make-over last year. With a huge investment boost, the airport invited the big man himself to unveil the new improvements. No, not Klopp! Father Christmas! He made an unscheduled stop back in December 2015 to unveil brand spanking new carpets throughout the terminal and toilet facilities for passengers. What a Christmas present!
6.Despite World Duty Free shopping stocking a huge array of cosmetics, sunglasses and sweets and alcohol (we hear there’s limited edition coconut Toblerone!), did you know you can reserve and collect your duty free items up to a month before you fly? Ideal for buying gifts. More info here.
7.Travelling with kids can be challenging! Did you know Liverpool John Lennon Airport offer a range of services to make your journey through the airport as easy as possible? The family fast-track car park has larger than average spaces to safely unload everyone and everything and is situated right next to the departure hall to save little ones lugging cases through the multi-storey!
8.Not everyone is a fan of flying. Did you know that due to its riverside location, Liverpool John Lennon Airport has a weather record better than tonnes of other airports, being less susceptible to high wind, fog and snow! Less turbulence, more smooth landings, phew!
9.Having breezed through check-in and security you may be left with more time to fill before your flight, luckily Liverpool John Lennon Airport has loads of pre-flight options! Did you know that as well as the regular bars and restaurants (The Kissing Gate – best loaded nachos ever and huge portions) there is also a nail bar! Oooh pre-flight manicure please!
10.Opening its doors and runway for the very first time back in July, 1933, Liverpool John Lennon Airport has a rich history that’s entwined with the cities development. Did you know the airport regularly posts nostalgic images and memories on its social media? Search @Lpl_Airport and tag your own pics with #FlyLpl to get involved!
Don’t forget your pre-holiday checklist before you jet off for a little bit of paradise! More info on how to prep like a scouse prinny here. Bon Voyage!