Liverpool John Lennon Airport
No greater accolade could be bestowed on Liverpool John Lennon Airport than being voted the UK's best airport by 18,000 travellers at the inaugural Holiday Extras Customers' Awards. The airport was also named runner up in the best airport car park category.
The name John Lennon resonates throughout the city of Liverpool with such fervour that there was great support when the airport took on the moniker in 2002 as a gesture to one of the city's greatest sons. As a further paean to the former Beatle, the airport's roof is adorned with the lyrics from one of Lennon's greatest songs, Imagine. As travellers prepare to jet off they can enjoy gazing upon the unforgettable lyric, "Above us only sky".
The original Liverpool Airport opened in 1933, making it one of the UK's longest operational airports. It also boasts a reputation as one of Europe's fastest growing in recent years, with the airport itself forecasting some 8.3 million travellers to pass through its gates annually by 2015.
On being named best airport at the Holiday Extras Customers' Awards 2009, Ian Smith, commercial manager for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, said: "Liverpool John Lennon Airport is thrilled to be a winner in the inaugural Holiday Extras Customers' Awards. We continue to develop with scheduled services currently available to over 70 domestic and European destinations, whilst holiday charter flights with the UK's top tour operators serve a range of popular holiday resorts throughout the year."