Luton Airport’s passenger numbers grow

Luton Airport’s passenger numbers grow

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Passengers using Luton airport grew by almost 18% last month to 1.4 million.

This gave the airport its 27th consecutive month of increased passenger numbers.

June saw Adria Airways start flights to the Kosovo capital of Pristina, while Air Nostrum begins serving San Sebastian on July 26.

The airport is addressing continued demand with a £110 million redevelopment to the expand the annual capacity by 50%, from 12 million to 18 million passengers by 2020.

Work is also underway to upgrade the airport’s transport links. A dual carriageway to the terminal is due to open later this year and plans have also been confirmed for a £200 million light rail link to replace the current bus service between Luton Airport Parkway station and the terminal.

Airport chief executive Nick Barton said: “With a decision on future runway capacity put on hold Luton remains the only London airport that is expanding capacity to meet rapidly growing demand.

“The priority now is to make sure the travelling public can easily access our increasing range of destinations and new facilities, giving people more choice and flexibility. That’s why in the build up to the new East Midlands rail franchise we are working hard to secure additional fast train services.”

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