Liverpool John Lennon Airport (IATA: LPL, ICAO: EGGP) is an international airport serving the North West of England. The airport is within the City
of Liverpool on the estuary of the River Mersey 7.5 miles (12.0 km) southeast of the city centre.
The airport is named after Liverpudlian musician John Lennon of The Beatles. It has numerous domestic services and scheduled flights to locations across Europe,
having formerly been connected to airports in Canada, the United States, North Africa and the Middle East. A 7ft bronze statue of the local icon proudly stands
overlooking the check-in hall. On the roof is painted the airport's motto, a line from Lennon's song "Imagine": "Above us, only sky".
Between 1997 and 2007 it was one of Europe's fastest growing airports, increasing annual passenger numbers from 689,468 in 1997 to 5.47 million in 2007.
Passenger numbers have since fallen and around 4.5 million passengers passed through the airport in 2012, making it the tenth busiest airport in the United Kingdom.