16 JULY 2018
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Fresh from marking the 85th anniversary of is official opening, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) has again been awarded a 5-star rating for punctuality by air travel intelligence agency OAG.
LPL’s on-time performance saw 85.4% of flights running on time over a rolling 12-month period. It remains the only airport in the North of England and one of just three across the UK alongside Birmingham and Cardiff to achieve the 5-star rating. Globally, it is listed in the top 10% of airports.
Meanwhile, LPL has been marking the anniversary of the day in July 1933 when secretary of state for air Lord Londonderry performed the opening ceremony, which was followed by one of the largest civil air displays seen at the time.
First thought about in the late 1920s, Speke in south Liverpool was chosen for the location of the airport because of the geography of the site and its good year-round weather record – reasons which still hold today.
Almost 100m passengers have travelled to or from the airport since and Liverpool continues to play a significant role in the connectivity of the North West and beyond, currently handling 5m passengers a year with flights to almost 70 destinations in the UK and Europe.
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