Liverpool John Lennon Airport (IATA: LPL, ICAO: EGGP) is an international airport serving the city of Liverpool and the North West of England. Formerly known as Speke Airport, RAF Speke, and Liverpool Airport the airport is located within the City of Liverpool adjacent to the estuary of the River Mersey some 6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) southeast of the centre of Liverpool, the airport is named after Liverpudlian musician John Lennon of The Beatles. The airport currently has numerous domestic services, as well as regular scheduled flights to locations across Europe, having formerly been connected to airports in Canada, the United States, North Africa and the Middle East.
Between 1997 and 2007 it was one of Europe's fastest growing airports, having increased its annual passenger numbers from 689,468 in 1997 to 5.47 million in 2007. Over 5.2 million passengers passed through the airport in 2011, making it the tenth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Liverpool Airport has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P735) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flying instruction.
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