History of Liverpool Airport
- 6 airlines
- 70 destinations
- 4.95 million passengers a year
Liverpool Airport history – how did it all begin?
The first scheduled flight from Liverpool airport occurred in 1930. The airport wasn’t officially opened until three years later, in 1933.
Increasing passenger demand led to a new passenger terminal and increased hangarage being built in the late 1930s.
The airport was initially used for flights across to Ireland, due to the airport’s extremely convenient location by the Irish Sea.
After the handover a new, longer runway was built on the site, and this was opened in 1966. Along with the new developments, the airport was granted permission to become a 24 hour airport.