Amazing May! 1.4 million passengers choose LLA

16th June, 2017

Amazing May! 1.4 million passengers choose LLA

Having enjoyed over three years of continuous growth, LLA is currently making its biggest ever investment to meet soaring passenger demand and grow the airport’s annual capacity by 50% to 18 million by 2020.

The redevelopment includes a focus on improving the passenger experience, including a doubling the current retail space to accommodate 43 exciting new shops and restaurants.

New brands to join the airport include:

Ethical and healthy fast food chain Friska is due to open this month, closely followed by The Smithfield, a 7,000m² pub and restaurant.

LLA is also focusing on making travel to the airport easier and quicker. Despite being one of the fastest-growing UK airports, LLA remains the only London airport without a direct express-style rail service.

The airport is calling for timetable changes which will introduce four fast trains per hour from central London as part of the upcoming East Midlands rail refranchising process.

Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, said: “It’s fantastic to see another month of outstanding growth at LLA. Our investment is enabling us to offer not only a more relaxing and enjoyable airport experience, but also an ever-widening variety of destinations.

"Whether you’re a business passenger or flying away for a leisure break, LLA can offer options for all budgets, and we’re making the airport easier to reach than ever as we improve road links and public transport access.”

Visit for details of the improvements.

Dual carriageway construction

Dual Carriageway construction from LDNLutonAirport on Vimeo.

Time-lapse of LLA's new dual carriageway access road under construction.

Big delivery

Big Delivery from LDNLutonAirport on Vimeo.

During the first phase of construction for the new terminal extension we used 350m³ of concrete. It took 55 lorries 11 hours to complete.

Bella Italia opening

Bella Italia Opening from LDNLutonAirport on Vimeo.

LLA's latest restaurant - Bella Italia unveiled.