Airport sets the record straight on noise
Published: 14 March 2013
In a recent public consultation on proposals to invest £100 million in the development of London Luton Airport, 65% of respondents said they supported plans to improve passenger experience and increase capacity within the existing boundary.
In particular, they were welcomed by local, national and international businesses, local chambers of commerce, trade unions and local politicians, all of whom are in favour of the economic benefits development will bring to the region.
Despite the provision of a full planning application which is available to view on Luton Borough Council’s website, there are a growing number of inaccuracies relating to noise and night time flying which exist in the public domain, and we therefore felt compelled to draw people’s attention to the facts of our proposals.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited (‘LLAOL’) has therefore published a fully referenced narrative on noise which provides complete and transparent answers to the salient questions based on factual data compiled by aviation experts and noise technicians. This ‘noise fact sheet’ clearly sets out the past, present and future approach to tackling noise disturbances at the Airport, and is available to view here.
Glyn Jones, Managing Director said: “London Luton Airport plays a central role in the economy of the local region, and with so much of the area’s recovery relying on private investment, it is important that people are able to distinguish between what is correct, and what is hearsay. Our development proposals, including the creation of 5,100 new jobs and improvements to the built environment of the Airport, are all part of the robust and sustainable plan to update London Luton for the benefit of our passengers, airline partners and communities. That is why so many have given it their backing.”
For more information contact London Luton Airport Press Office on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.6 million passengers in 2012. 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, EL AL, Blue Air, and Flybe operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia.
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).