Peel Airports, which owns Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport (JLA), has unveiled a £12m expansion plan for the UK airport.

The expansion includes new stair and escalator access for check-in passengers at the eastern end of the terminal and an improved security suite, which will be built on the third-floor and replace existing hangar space.

The move follows easyJet‘s decision to introduce additonal routes to Merseyside, with consultations underway to move aircraft in future.

EasyJet is closing its East Midlands Airport base and has cut back 20% of its capacity at Luton.