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Passenger numbers grow for 11th consecutive month at London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport saw a 14.4% increase in passenger numbers during February 2015 compared to the same month last year.

This follows a record breaking year in 2014 and marks 11 months of consecutive growth.

Wizz Air, the 2nd largest carrier at the Airport, has also announced a new route to Ohrid, the second-largest city in the Republic of Macedonia, which is set to begin flying in June. This is the 13th new route at London Luton Airport to be confirmed for 2015 and comes at a time of significant growth for the recently listed airline, which saw a 31.7% increase in passengers in February compared with 2014.

The popular route to Waterford in south-east Ireland is due to be reinstated next month, with a twice daily service Monday to Friday and a daily service at the weekend. Dutch carrier VLM, a new airline for the airport, will operate the flights.

Growing demand for the Airport is being met by a £100 million transformation project that will increase annual capacity from 12 million to 18 million passengers by 2026, bringing about a raft of improvements including:

  • A major redesign of the terminal to create a quick, efficient, friendly and convenient passenger experience.
  • Major improvements to transport links, including better road access to the M1, new car parking facilities, a remodelled bus and coach interchange and improved rail links.
  • Exciting new shopping and eating options and the development of a new world-class executive lounge.

Nick Barton, CEO of London Luton Airport, said:

“2015 looks set to be a great year for London Luton. The Airport’s easy access from London and its great value air services are just some of the reasons why passengers choose to fly from LLA, and I am confident that the redevelopment project will only strengthen our position as a leading airport serving London, Luton and the surrounding regions.”

 

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