London Luton Airport publishes 2011 Community Engagement Report
Published: 03 April 2012
The operator of London Luton Airport today published its Community Engagement Annual Report for 2011. Summarising the Airport’s achievements in 2011, the report also outlines new challenging commitments for the Community programme in 2012.
Successes in 2011 included:
• £50,000 committed through the Airport Community Trust Fund to sponsor 43 local projects
• The launch of the innovative ‘Get into Airports Programme’ with the Prince’s Trust and other Airport companies, supporting 11 young people to gain valuable training and work experience
• £30,000 raised for local welfare charity NOAH Enterprise
• A 12% increase in total recycling as a proportion of total waste generated versus 2010
• A 17.3% decrease in total potable water usage, from 2008 to 2011
• Development of the London Luton Airport Apprenticeship Programme, welcoming an intake of three apprentices
Glyn Jones, London Luton Airport’s Managing Director said: Our business has an important role to play in our local community and we are proud of the contributions that the Airport has made in 2011. We will work with key stakeholders to ensure we continue to contribute positively to the local community and we look forward to making progress in this area in 2012 as we strive to be the best neighbour we can be.’
London Luton Airport’s Community Engagement Strategy represents the Airport’s formal commitment to the local community, economy and environment. Read the 2011 Community Engagement Annual Report online and learn more about the challenging targets set for 2012 at www.londonlutoninthecommunity.com
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Notes to Editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.5 million passengers in 2011. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Aer Lingus Regional, EL AL, Blue Air, Flybe and Adria Airways operate from the airport, departing to over 90 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).
London Luton Airport has been nominated by the Mayor of London as one of 35 locations to host Olympic London Ambassadors. The Airport is expected to be a significant transport hub for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, welcoming travelling athletes and guests attending the events. London Luton’s close proximity to London and excellent rail link to St Pancras International will make it one of the fastest and most convenient gateways to the Games.