Living Near Luton Airport

Luton is situated within the home counties, 30 miles from the centre of London. It's a modern, cosmopolitan town situated just off the M1 and close to the M25 with great transport links. 185,000 people live, work and study in the area.

The airport at Luton was opened way back in 1938 and was thought of as London's northern terminal. It was used extensively during the war as an airbase and went on to establish itself as Britain's most profitable airport during the 1970s after the package holiday business took off.

The subsequent development of Luton Airport has had a positive effect on the economy of the area with much-related employment being made available with flight and travel companies and of course at the airport site itself.

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The airport is currently the UK's fourth busiest airport and employs several thousand people.

With Luton Airport now playing a major part in the region's economy, constant developments are inevitable to help the airport grow further and cope with the growing number of passengers travelling through each year - now nearly 10 million a year.

Expanding the airport further is sure to have positive effects on the local economy and increase local employment opportunities but some may feel negatively towards the effect a busier airport may have on such factors as environment, traffic to the area and the price of property.

If you would like to find out more about possible expansion at Luton airport; pressure groups or discussing the effects of airport development then the following links may be of interest to you:

Luton and District Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise