London Luton Airport hits 15 million passenger milestone

20th April, 2017

London Luton Airport hits 15 million passenger milestone

More than 1.2 million passengers flew through LLA In March - a 15.7% increase compared with the same period last year, marking three years of continuous growth at the airport.

LLA is currently investing in a major redevelopment to meet passenger demand. The transformation is well underway and the passenger experience will be significantly improved as the airport’s capacity grows to 18 million in the next three years.

The growth of the airport is also reflected in the increased number of routes on offer:

  • easyJet launched two new routes in March from LLA; to the Isle of Man and Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Blue Air introduced a new route to Cluj Napoca (Romania)
  • Ryanair began operating to Dusseldorf Weeze in Germany
  • Monarch Airlines will also offer flights to Stockholm beginning this month, alongside a new service to Porto (Portugal)

LLA remains the only London airport without a direct express-style rail service and is calling for the introduction of four fast trains per hour from central London as part of the upcoming East Midlands rail refranchising process.

Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, said: "15 million passengers over 12 months is a significant milestone for us. We’re doing our bit to meet passenger demand and we hope the government and train operators will do their bit by introducing more fast trains to Luton."

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