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Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has launched its Strategic Vision to 2030 setting out how it intends to take the business forward, bringing further benefits for the Liverpool City Region, the North West and North Wales.

This strategy incorporates the Airport Master Plan to 2050 which in turn sets out the potential future infrastructure developments required to deliver the forecast expansion of the business and follows a public consultation of the draft Airport Master Plan.

Liverpool is one of the UK’s major regional airports and plays an important role both as an international gateway and as a major driver of the local economy. It is already a large local employer in its own right and through its supply chain, and enhances the competitiveness of business across the region by providing access to international markets and supporting inbound travel.

The Airport has seen growth in passenger numbers of over 25% since 2014 with 5 million passengers per year now choosing to use Liverpool and has the potential to further enhance its economic and social impact across the region.

The Strategic Vision and the Airport Master Plan set out Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s offer to collaborate with key stakeholders across the region to help realise the Airport’s potential and maximise its benefits. With a focus on the passenger experience, industry leading performance and a continued investment in its employees, Liverpool intends to be the Airport the region loves.

Building upon its recent success, the Airport has ambitious plans to serve more destinations including long haul, with passenger forecasts indicating the potential to grow passenger numbers to 7.8 million by 2030. These increases will require a planned investment of around £100m over the next 10 years, in a proposed expansion of the terminal building, additional car parking, passenger facilities including hotels, retail, food and drink services and a potential extension of the runway.

There is also significant potential to grow cargo operations at LJLA, to attract specialist aviation businesses and to develop a cluster of related high quality employment opportunities.

The increase in passenger throughput and investments in the Airport’s physical infrastructure has a potential to increase total annual GVA impact to £625 million, and will enable it to support over 12,000 jobs across the City Region by 2030, benefitting the wider Northern Powerhouse too.

Increased employment both on site and within the Liverpool City Region also has the potential to generate around £270m every year in additional GVA through non-aviation development

Download a copy of the Liverpool John Lennon Airport Strategic Vision to 2030

The Airport Master Plan sets out plans for future development and growth until 2050, confirms a long term vision for the future of LJLA and describes further investment proposals for the Airport and its surrounding landholdings. It considers proposals for the Airport to 2030 in detail and provides a broad indication of potential development to 2050. It also sets out proposals for further growth and development of the Airport as a key transport and strategic economic asset. These proposals include expanding the range of destinations served, adding long haul services to key business and leisure destinations, and developing the Airport and its landholdings as a strategic economic asset by maximising its potential to create jobs and support ongoing regeneration across the Liverpool City Region.

Download a copy of the Liverpool John Lennon Airport Master Plan to 2050

Download a copy of the Liverpool John Lennon Airport Master Plan to 2050 Appendices 

A draft Airport Master Plan was published for consultation over a four-week period in June and July 2017, engaging with identified stakeholders, local residents, Airport users and staff members. The results of this consultation is set out in a Consultation Summary Report which confirms the activities undertaken and responds to the feedback received.

Download a copy of the Consultation Report



Master Plan summary
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) plays an important role as an international gateway to the Liverpool City Region. The airport plans to:
• serve additional destinations including long haul;
• increase passenger numbers to 7.8 million passengers per annum (mppa) by 2030 and 11 mppa by 2050;
• support up to 12,280 jobs by 2030, and add £625 million per annum to the economy of the Liverpool City Region;
• minimise environmental impacts including reducing the overall area impacted by operational noise, through improvements in aircraft and monitoring technology.

Our vision is to:
• be the Airport of choice for business and leisure travellers from across the North West and North Wales;
• increase the number of destinations served.

The Master Plan seeks to deliver:
• growth in passenger numbers and destinations;
• extension of the runway to enable long haul flights;
• extension of the terminal, new parallel taxiway to the south of the runway and additional aircraft stands;
• additional parking, hotel provision, office space, retail and commercial services north of the runway;
• mixed employment development south of the runway – cargo; business and general aviation and maintenance repair and overhaul facilities; and
• extension of the Speke Garston Coastal Reserve along the Mersey shoreline.