Liverpool John Lennon airport is spending £4 million in an upgrade of its departure area.

The work will see 2,000 sq m of the upper floor of the departure lounge upgraded to bring it in line with other areas of the terminal that have undergone similar improvements over the past 18 months.

The latest improvement work is expected to be completed in June 2017, ahead of the peak summer season, and are taking place in the first area that passengers enter having completed the security screening process.

The latest investment includes a reconfigured retail area, new washroom facilities, large flight information screens and new seating.

This follows completion of the first £2.5 million phase of terminal improvements earlier this year.

Airport interim commercial manager, David Taylor, said: “We are looking to create a real ‘wow factor’ for passengers as we welcome them into the departure lounge, further enhancing the customer experience and building on the really positive passenger feedback following the completion of the first phase of terminal improvements earlier this year.

“We believe these latest improvements and additions to the lounge will continue to grow our reputation as the faster, easier, friendlier airport of choice for passengers as we look to create the airport our region loves.”