Record Summer for London Luton Airport

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UK: 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.

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.”