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Record Summer for London Luton Airport

News   •   Sep 11, 2015 09:11 BST

London Luton Airport (LLA) enjoyed a record summer this year with 2.6 million passengers travelling through the airport in July and August.

Last month 1.4 million passengers used the airport, a 16% increase compared to the same period last year, marking 17 months’ consecutive growth. Alongside increased passenger numbers LLA has announced 19 new routes and welcomed four new airlines this year.

To match demand from passengers LLA is investing £100 million to increase the airport’s annual capacity from 12 million to 18 million 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.
  • Improved rail services, with overnight trains from Luton Airport Parkway and the addition of Oyster Card services through to the terminal building by the end of the year.
  • Major improvements to Junction 10a of the M1 to significantly improve the speed and flow of traffic to and from the airport.
  • Doubling of the existing retail space, introducing exciting shopping and dining options and creating a new world-class executive lounge.
  • Visit for details of the improvements.

    Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, said: “This record-breaking summer has demonstrated the increasing popularity of LLA and has highlighted the need for expansion in order to meet the demands of our passengers. The £100m we are investing will ensure that we are able to give all our passengers a quick, easy and good value service at London Luton.”


    For more information please contact:

    London Luton Airport Press Office – 07714 728035

    Notes to Editors

    London Luton Airport (LLA) is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 10.5 million passengers in 2014. The Airport indirectly employs over 8,600 staff and is a key economic driver for the region.

    easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Atlasglobal, Blue Air, TAROM, SunExpress, Iberia (Air Nostrum), La Compagnie and VLM operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia.

    The Airport is operated and developed by a consortium of which the majority shareholder is AENA, the world’s largest airport operator, and Ardian, a major European investor.

    LLA is currently investing over £100million to transform the Airport and increase capacity from 12 million to 18million passengers per year by 2026. The redevelopment plans will include a complete redesign of the terminal, bringing in new and exciting retail and dining options, and 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.