London Luton Airport saw 1,562,308 passengers pass through its doors in June 2018, which is a 4% increase on the same month last year.
Impressive, right? But wait, there’s more; it was also the 17th consecutive month that the airport saw over 1 million passengers use the site.
The growth’s timing couldn’t be better either; LLA’s 80th birthday is just around the corner on the 16th of July. The airport has been a vital travel facility for people near the capital city in the UK and more than 250 million passengers have used the site since it opened in 1938.
Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, said: “2018 has already been a fantastic year for LLA, as we have reached significant milestones in our transformation.
“We have come a long way since the airport first opened in 1938, and we are proud to be recognised as a world-class international airport today.
“We look forward to joining our passengers, staff and local community in celebrating our 80th anniversary over the coming weeks.”
LLA is almost at the finishing point of its £160m transformation, which will boost capacity on site to 18 million by 2020. Various implemented improvements include; the doubling of the retail and dining space and the addition of more than 20 new retailers who have opened stores in the terminal since the start of the year. The revamped retail space now includes Chanel, Oliver Bonas,Ted Baker and Hugo Boss amongst others.