Liverpool Airport History

Liverpool airport opened its doors back in 1933 and over the years it has grown to be one of the fastest growing airports in the UK. Boasting a destination list of over 70 airports in the UK and overseas it is not hard to se why it has won awards. Since opening in 1933 passenger numbers have grown to over 4.5 million a year making it the second largest airport in the North West.

The airport began life as a test facility for military aircraft during the Second World War. The aircraft were being built locally and it continues to be used by the military until 1961. Liverpool Airport was then handed over to the local council and so began the change from military to commercial airfield. The terminal was built in the 1930’s and following the takeover further improvements have been made over the years. A new runway was constructed in 1966 the year that England won the world cup.

1990 saw the airport change hands and British Aerospace became the main shareholder and a major investment was made to improve the facilities. The airport changed hands again in the late 1990s and Peel Holdings took control. During the Peel Holdings ownership passenger numbers have increased year on year.

Liverpool Airport is now a busy hub that is used by many of the UK’s major airlines. It boats an impressive destination list and it is used by millions of passengers per year.