October marked a huge achievement as Luton Airport reaches 14 million passengers passing through the facilities over the previous 12 months. If that wasn’t enough of a reason to celebrate, September also stood as the the 30th consecutive month of passenger growth. Compared to September of 2015, Luton Airport saw a 15.6% increase this September with 1.4 million passengers flying from it’s terminal.
In order to adjust for the rise in passenger numbers, London Luton Airport is currently in the process of a £110m redevelopment plan which seeks to increase annual passenger capacity by 50% to 18 million by 2020.
The construction is currently ongoing, as redevelopments have already started with new security search area and an executive lounge which have already been opened. Work is also being completed on LLA’s transport links as an upgrade with a new dual carriageway to the terminal which aims to be opened later this winter. Furthermore, a brand new light rail link connecting Luton Airport Parkway station and the LLA terminal will be completed as of 2020.
Luton’s Chief Executive Nick Barton said: “Reaching this huge milestone is a fantastic endorsement from our passengers as they continue to choose to fly with us. Demand for air travel at LLA is at an all-time high which is an indicator of the timely nature of our transformation project. We’re working hard to deliver our £110m redevelopment and create an airport that exceeds our passengers’ expectations.”