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Speke (old & new) (Liverpool John Lennon)

Major
Also known as: Liverpool Airport / Liverpool John Lennon Airport / RAF Speke
County: Merseyside
Current Status: Leisure activity / Industry / Aviation
Date: Opened July 1930
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Polish) / FAA / Civil

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Boots
  • Burger King
  • Caffe Ritazza
  • Claire's
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel - Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • David Lloyd Leisure
  • Daytriper Bar
  • Frankie & Benny's
  • GO 
  • H Bar
  • Hampton by Hilton
  • J D Wetherspoon
  • JD Sports
  • Liverpool Aviation Services Limited
  • Servisair
  • Skyways House (Shop Direct Group)
  • Souvenirs & Gifts Ltd
  • SPAR
  • Starbucks
  • SUBWAY
  • The Estuary Kitchen & Grill
  • Travelex
  • WH Smith
  • WH Smith Bookshop
  • With Love from Liverpool
  • World Duty Free

Main Unit(s) Present:

  • No 1 Calibration Flight
  • No 1 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 1 Supplementary SoTT
  • No 5 FTS
  • No 5 SFTS
  • No 8 Radio Maintenance Unit
  • No 8 Radio Servicing Section
  • No 9 Gp AAC Flight
  • No 13 Sqn
  • No 15 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 57 OTU
  • No 144 Sqn
  • No 186 EGS
  • No 186 GS
  • No 229 Sqn
  • No 236 Sqn
  • No 303 Sqn
  • No 306 Sqn
  • No 308 Sqn
  • No 312 Sqn
  • No 315 Sqn
  • No 611 Sqn
  • No 776 Sqn
  • No 829 Sqn
  • No 849 Sqn
  • No 1820 Sqn
  • No 1832 Sqn
  • No 1834 Sqn
  • Air Anglia
  • Air Ecosse
  • Air Wales
  • Airlines Flying Group 
  • Atlantic Airlines
  • BEA
  • BKS Air Transport
  • British Airways
  • British Eagle
  • Cambrian Air Services
  • Dan-Air
  • easyJet
  • EuroManx
  • Europe Airpost
  • Flybe
  • Flyglobespan
  • Isle of Man Air Services
  • Keenair Services
  • Liverpool Aero Club and Merseyside Aviation Centre
  • Liverpool & District Aero Club
  • Liverpool UAS
  • Merchant Ship Fighter Unit
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Railway Air Services
  • Ryanair
  • Southport and Merseyside Aero Club
  • Starways
  • Vernair Flying Services
  • West Lancs Flying Group
  • Wizz Air

Lord Londonderry, Secretary for Air, inaugurates Speke Airport, 1933. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage showing a helicopter service between Speke Airport and Cardiff, 1950. Courtesy of British Pathé

 

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