Officially recorded on May 27th, 50,564 passengers travelled through Luton Airport, topping all previous numbers and making it the busiest day in the 78 years of the airport’s history. Each year traveller numbers have grown steadily and are expected to increase in future months due to the implementation Adria Airways launching a new route to the capital of Kosovo, Pristina.
Airport CEO Nick Barton said: “Our ambitious redevelopment project is crucial for meeting the consistently high levels of demand for air travel we’re seeing in the Southeast – our record-breaking May is testament to this.
“As we wait for a decision from the government about a new runway, LLA is playing its part when it comes to addressing this demand in the short to medium term.”
They may not be record breaking, but Luton has been constantly hitting high passenger numbers with 1.1 million people travelling through the airport in April; a staggering 17% increase on the same month last year. Combined with the fact that Luton Airport have served 13 million passengers in the last 12 months since May, it seems like the £110 million redevelopment for the airport is already creating noticeable change.
Raj Shah, Senior Consultant at Direct Airport Parking Investment, said:
“The transformation of London Luton is underway, with the airport’s £110 million investment programme set to drive passenger numbers up to around 18 million in the next four years.
“This investment, coupled with new routes being added by a number of airlines including Spanish airline Air Nostrum, make London Luton Airport a very attractive investment option for private investors, and we’re feeling very positive about the airport’s future.”