LIVERPOOL John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has been crowned the winner of the Best Medium-sized UK Airport at the 2019 British Travel Awards.

The airport was handed the award at an event on November 27 after winning a public vote in the Best Airport category.

Speaking about the accolade, chief executive of the airport, John Irving said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award.

"Liverpool John Lennon Airport is at the heart of the North West and now serves over 70 destinations offering passengers from across the North West and North Wales a truly faster, easier, friendlier experience.

"With security process times of under ten minutes and parking to gate in 15 minutes, we offer a family friendly experience for all passengers.

"This year, we have launched new routes to Vienna, Copenhagen, Guernsey, Varna, Paphos, Corfu and Tenerife, and continue to look to expand our route offering to allow passengers travelling for business or leisure to enjoy a stress-free start to their journey.”

LJLA has previously been named the 'Faster, Easier, Friendlier Airport' of choice in the North West.

Lorraine Barnes Burton, British Travel Awards’ chief executive said: “Liverpool John Lennon Airport is to be congratulated on winning the UK’s Best Medium-sized Airport.

"Competition was particularly strong this year but ultimately it is the travelling public who decide the winners by voting for the travel companies they consider the best in the business.

"The British Travel Awards is the largest consumer awards programme in the UK and to win is truly an accolade.”