Luton Airport Guide

Welcome to the Luton Airport Guide – the definitive resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Luton Airport.

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Airport code: LTN
+44 (0)158 240 5100
32 miles from central London
Airport Postcode: LU2 9QT

As the UK’s fifth largest airport, this guide has been developed to provide a handy reference for those travelling to, from or through Luton Airport. Luton airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travellers.

Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire. Luton airport has one terminal which sees over 9 million passengers fly to over 85 destinations each year. Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking.

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    New direct route from London Luton Airport to New York to return in April

    It’s been seven years, but the break is over. As of April 2015, French airline La Compagnie will fly business class-only flights to New York. The Boeing 757 will start off with four trips a week, and there is hope that these will increase in the Summer.

    With menus carefully thought up by the French chef Christophe Langrée and fully recumbent seats, this will be a sought after service, offering a direct journey to Newark International Airport.

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    Flights to Corfu on sale at Luton

    Corfu, one of the most famous Greek islands, is the newest destination on offer from London Luton Airport. The flight is part of a UK-wide expansion by Monarch Airlines, which will also see a new route to Bodrum, Turkey, added at Birmingham, Manchester, and Gatwick airports from summer 2011.

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    Luton invests in two holograms, Holly and Graham

    Two computer-generated holograms, or ‘virtual assistants,’ have joined the workforce at London Luton Airport. The unusual couple, dubbed Holly and Graham by their co-workers, were installed inside Luton’s security search area at the end of January 2011.

    Holograms, almost as difficult to define, as they are to produce, are 2D projections of light that give the illusion of a 3D object. In other words, Luton’s newest members of staff are short ‘films’ of a real person, produced by recording the way that light scatters from the real-life Holly and Graham, and then replaying the patterns precisely. The concept has been a staple of science fiction shows for decades, featuring in Star Trek, Red Dwarf, and more realistically, in the movie, I Robot.

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    Anger at 'pay as you weigh' plan

    Weighing scales may seem inoffensive but a Bedfordshire airport has managed to turn them into an object of “fury,” to quote

    Luton International Airport has introduced a 50p levy for the use of the hub’s weighing scales. The fee is likely to upset the travelling public, but there is no indication that Luton’s new scales, numbering four, are a mandatory expense, or that conventional weighing devices have been removed from the airport’s main terminal.

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    Luton braced for Xmas rush

    For many Britons, Christmas is a celebration of the world’s most famous bearded gentlemen, Jesus and Santa Claus, and an excuse to escape the country by any means necessary. It should come as no surprise then that London Luton Airport is expecting thousands of people to arrive at the Bedfordshire hub over the festive season, clutching tickets to more than 90 destinations.

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