In April 2016, a total of 1.1 million passengers travelled through London Luton Airport (LLA). An increase of 17% in passenger numbers, compared to the same month in the last year, was recorded in this month. With this increase, the airport broke the record of total number of passengers flying though Luton for 12 months.
The milestone was achieved when a total of 13 million people flew through Luton airport in the past 12 months. A total of £110 million is going to be invested on the airport terminal. This investment will help the airport to increase its capacity from 12 million to 18 million passengers by the year 2020.
Other development plans were also announced earlier this month. A £200 million MPT (mass passenger transit) will be built to connect the terminal with the rail station. This development plan will replace the shuttle bus service, which will ultimately reduce the travel time from St Pancras. With this reduced travel time, LLA will be closer to London than the other two airports, which are Gatwick and Stansted.
Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, said: “As we await a decision on a new runway in the South East, LLA continues to go from strength to strength. The airport is being transformed by our £110million investment, while the announcement of the new MPT link will make accessing the airport easier than ever for passengers. At the same time, whether you’re a holidaymaker or business passenger, our strong relationships with our airline partners are allowing us to deliver more frequent flights to a wider variety of destinations than ever before.”
London Luton Airport is progressing day-by-day with its passenger numbers milestones and development projects. With increased capacity and new flights, the passengers will definitely have to face lesser travel hassles.
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Source: London Luton News Room