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Luton Airport operator considers growth options

Posted 20 August 2019 · Add Comment

London Luton Airport Operations Ltd (LLAOL), the operator of the airport until 2031, has recently carried out a scoping exercise looking at the potential growth of the airport from 18 million to 19 million passengers per year.

Courtesy London Luton Airport

As demand for air travel in the UK continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, LLAOL is committed to exploring all options for the future of the airport in line with current government policy and the long-term priorities of the airport’s owners.

LLAOL will work with all airport partners as well as the local community to ensure any growth is sustainable and can meet this increasing demand whilst minimising the airport’s impact as much as possible. The priority will always be to balance the benefits of a successful international airport which contributes to the economy on a local and national level, with the need to be a good neighbour.

This is an initial exercise looking at the feasibility of expansion, and no formal application has been submitted. The scoping document can be viewed here.

London Luton Airport (LLA) is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 16.6 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 5% on 2017. The airport indirectly employs over 9,400 staff and is a key economic driver for the region.

EasyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Tui, EL AL, Blue Air, SunExpress, Iberia (Air Nostrum) and Vueling currently operate from the airport. The airport’s route network serves 150 destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia.

The airport is operated and developed by a consortium of which the majority shareholder is  the world’s largest airport operator AENA and specialist global investment manager, AMP Capital.


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