A number of new retail brands, as well as shops, bars and restaurants have opened and around 2,000 sq m of the upper floor of the departure lounge refurbished and upgraded. Tony McDonough reports
Work on the £3m redevelopment of the passenger facilities at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has been completed – with a further £2m revamp on the way.
A number of new retail brands, as well as shops, bars and restaurants have opened and the refurbishment and upgrade of around 2,000 sq m of the upper floor of the departure lounge is now finished.
High Street brands Dixons and Accessorize have opened new stores along with a premium Cabin Bar that offers the best views across to the runway, a new Ritazza coffee shop with its extensive range of coffees and the Beer House with its selection of beers, wines and pub food.
Other improvements also include new and improved stores for existing retailers, new washroom facilities, large flight information screens, new seating and new lighting to create a lighter and brighter passenger environment.
Once the summer season has finished work will start during the autumn and winter on the next phase of improvement works costing a further £2m, which will see an expansion and redesign of the existing World Duty Free shop and improvements to other areas.
Lucy O’Shaughnessy, LJLA’s commercial director, said: “Previous investments in a number of passenger facilities at the airport have seen our customer satisfaction levels reach an all-time high.
“We believe these latest improvements have created a real ‘wow factor’ for passengers.”