Luton Airport enjoys passenger boost
12 June 2015 09:11
Luton Airport has enjoyed a busy May
Luton Airport has broken the one million customer mark for May, according to new figures.
It has never achieved this before in a non-summer month. Its passenger figures have been boosted by four fresh routes.
These include easyJet's new journeys to Bodrum (Turkey), Split (Croatia) and Essasouira (Morocco), and Thomson's Naples (Italy) option.
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Luton's future looks rosy
Despite the encouraging latest figures, new developments mean that Luton Airport seems unlikely to rest on its laurels.
For a start, this month sees Wizz Air setting up new routes to Constanta, Iasi (both Romania) and Ohrid (Macedonia).
In addition, the flight venue is investing £100 million in an upgrade scheme to meet passenger demand.
The initiative will see the airport's passenger capacity increase by 50% over the next 11 years, to 18 million from its existing 12 million.
What will the upgrade include?
- improved M1 road access and other major transport link upgrades
- fresh car parking provisions
- better rail links
- a revamped coach and bus interchange
- twice the amount of shopping space
- a new executive lounge that airport officials promise will be "world-class"
- a total terminal redesign to facilitate faster, more efficient, handy and friendly passenger experiences
- only four UK passenger airports are bigger than Luton
- 10.5 million travellers flew out of Luton last year
- the ratio of international-to-domestic passenger flights is roughly eight to one
- Luton Airport's scheduled carrier operators also include Blue Air, Atlasglobal, TAROM, Ryanair and La Compagnie