in Aviation

Luton Airport hits 15m passenger milestone

Posted 13 April 2017 · Add Comment

A total of 15 million passengers travelled through London Luton Airport (LLA) in the last 12 months - a new milestone in Luton Airport's 79-year history.



More than 1.2 million passengers flew through LLA in March, representing a 15.7% increase compared with the same period last year, marking three years of continuous growth at the airport.

Luton Airport is currently investing in a major redevelopment to meet passenger demand. The transformation is well underway and the passenger experience will be significantly improved as the airport’s capacity grows to 18 million in the next three years.

The growth of the airport is also reflected in the increased number of routes on offer. In March easyJet launched two new routes from LLA; to the Isle of Man and Stockholm (Sweden) whilst Blue Air introduced a new route to Cluj Napoca (Romania) and Ryanair began operating to Dusseldorf Weeze in Germany. Monarch Airlines will also offer flights to Stockholm beginning this month, alongside a new service to Porto (Portugal).

Luton Airport remains the only London airport without a direct express-style rail service and is calling for the introduction of four fast trains per hour from central London as part of the upcoming East Midlands rail refranchising process.

Nick Barton, CEO of Luton Airport, said: “Fifteen million passengers over 12 months is a significant milestone for us. We’re doing our bit to meet passenger demand and we hope the government and train operators will do their bit by introducing more fast trains to Luton.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Glasgow Airport opens dedicated pick-up and drop-off facility

Glasgow Airport's dedicated pick-up and drop-off facility opens today at 3am, with the opening of the new purpose-built facility marking the final stage of a wider scheme of works aimed at reducing congestion and improving the flow of

China Southern Airlines orders Rolls-Royce Trent XWBs

China Southern Airlines has selected Rolls-Royce's Trent XWB engine to power 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Peli unveils drone protecting Storm Case

Producer of tough rugged cases, Peli, has introduced a case which is ideally proportioned for safely carrying drones.

Aish Technologies' enclosures support Royal Navy Shared Infrastructure

Poole-based defence systems manufacturer, Aish Technologies, is supporting the Shared Infrastructure project - one of the most significant projects to affect ship tech in recent times - by supplying tough metal enclosures that will

Typhoon completes Meteor dual firing

A Eurofighter Typhoon has successfully completed a simultaneous firing of two MBDA Meteor Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missiles as part of a major programme of work to integrate the weapon on to the aircraft.

Andy's wizard website helps secure the world

A website created out of boredom on a kitchen table in Bath a decade ago has grown to become the go-to place for the world's biggest security agencies.

SMI12DE SK2604070617
See us at
SMI MSS BT0601270417SMI FAVWS BT0504290617SMI BT1705SEKODSEI LB0911150917SMI12DE BT203280917SMI FHT BT0601190517