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Liverpool John Lennon Airport
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Owner Peel Airports
Operator Liverpool Airport Ltd.
Location Speke, Liverpool
Elevation AMSL 81 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 53°20′01″N 002°50′59″W / 53.33361°N 2.84972°W / 53.33361; -2.84972
Runway Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,285 7,497 Asphalt
Sources: UK Aeronautical Information Publication at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international airport in Liverpool, England. It is located by the River Mersey. There are around 5 million passengers each year. It opened in 1930, making it the oldest commercial airport outside London. In 1966 a longer runway suitable for jet airplanes opened and in 1986 a new terminal building opened and the old terminal building eventually became a hotel currently the Crowne Plaza Liverpool Airport Hotel. In 2001 Liverpool Airport was renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport after John Lennon of The Beatles. In 2006 a railway station Liverpool South Parkway opened to carry passengers to and from the airport.

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