London Luton Airport

2016 was another record year for London Luton Airport (LLA). 14.5 million passengers used the airport, an increase of 18.5% on 2015.

LLA already offers flights to more than 130 destinations across Europe, Africa and Asia and continues to expand its route network. 20 new routes have been confirmed in 2017 so far. The airport employs 9,400 people and indirectly supports 17,700 jobs, making it a major economic contributor for the UK and local region.

Transforming LLA into a leading London airport

LLA is now undergoing a significant transformation through a £110 million investment by its operator; a consortium of AENA and Ardian, the former being the world’s leading airport operator.

The development is the biggest in the airport’s 78 year history. It will significantly improve the passenger experience and increase annual capacity by 50%, from 12 to 18 million by 2020.

The airport’s development began in 2014 when a new brand identity was unveiled marking the ambition to transform LLA into one of the leading airports serving London and the surrounding regions. Now underway, the physical improvements will include an expanded and modernised terminal building and improved access by rail and road.

Improvements include:

  • A complete redesign of the terminal to create a quick, efficient, friendly and convenient experience.

  • Doubling of the existing retail space, introducing new exciting shopping and dining options and a new £1 million executive lounge.

  • Double the existing capacity in the security search, immigration and baggage reclaim areas.

  • A new multi-storey car park with 1,700 spaces.

  • An expanded range of airlines and routes, including more frequent services to popular cities and anticipated new flights to exciting new destinations such as Dubai, Orlando and Cancun.

Once complete, the transformation is forecast to increase the airport’s annual economic impact by £1 billion, to £2.3 billion per annum, and create over 10,000 additional jobs by 2030.     

Contact:

London Luton Airport
07714 728035
pressoffice@ltn.aero