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London Luton Airport lands two new airline partners


IAG subsidiary Vueling and Air France-KLM’s Transavia will both launch new routes from London Luton Airport (LLA) in 2016.

Vueling will operate 4 daily flights to Barcelona and Amsterdam while Transavia will offer 12 flights a week to Paris-Orly airport.

The carriers are the 5th and 6th new airlines to begin services from LLA in the last 12 months following the arrival of Air Nostrum, VLM, Sun Express and all-business-class boutique airline La Compagnie’s New York service. In November LLA recorded its 20th consecutive month of passenger growth which was up by 23.6% on the same month last year.

In addition, existing carrier Blue Air has also announced the introduction of new routes to Cyprus’s second city Larnaca and to Turin, Italy as part of its summer 2016 schedule.

Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, commented: “The arrival of IAG’s Vueling and Air France-KLM’s Transavia is another major coup for LLA. We have now added 6 new airlines to our network in the past 12 months as well as seeing rapid growth in passenger numbers. With development underway our aim is to offer an ever wider choice of destinations and the best possible experience for our passengers.”

Fernando Estrada, Strategy Director of Vueling, commented: “LLA is proving an incredibly popular choice with passengers, with further improvements planned as part of its £110 million transformation plans. It was the natural choice for our new London-Amsterdam and London-Barcelona services.”

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