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Bumper month for London Luton Airport as passenger numbers grow by 15.7%

News   •   Jun 08, 2015 08:00 BST

Over one million passengers travelled through LLA in May, the first time the milestone of a million passengers in a month has been reached before the start of the busy summer period. Four new routes launched to Essasouira, Split and Bodrum with easyJet and Naples with Thomson all added to the reasons why increasing numbers are choosing LLA. Passenger numbers are set to continue in the same positive direction with another three new routes opening up in June with Wizz Air to Iasi, Ohrid and Constanta.

In response to the sustained demand from passengers, LLA is embarking on a £100 million redevelopment and investment programme to transform the Airport. The project will increase annual capacity from 12 million to 18 million passengers by 2026, as well as delivering major upgrades to the Airport’s facilities, including:

  • A complete redesign of the terminal to create a quick, efficient, friendly and convenient passenger experience.
  • Doubling existing retail space and the development of a new world-class executive lounge.
  • Major upgrades to transport links, including better road access to the M1, new car parking facilities, a remodelled bus and coach interchange and improved rail links.
Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, said: “Last month was our busiest May ever. As we move into the busy summer season we are committed to ensuring that passengers enjoy the best possible experience – our £100m redevelopment project will help us to deliver that.”