More Passengers Choose London Luton Airport
Published: 21 February 2011
London Luton Airport is pleased to report a 9.4% growth in the number of passengers who chose to travel through the Airport in January 2011; an increase of over 50,000 compared to the same period last year.
Glyn Jones, London Luton Airport’s Managing Director commented:
“Significant growth in passenger numbers for January has been driven primarily through added capacity on our existing 95 routes. Travellers are choosing London Luton for the variety of destinations offered at competitive prices and our excellent transport links to London, the South East and the Midlands. The hard work and planning of London Luton Airport operational teams to keep the Airport open during the recent freezing weather also helped minimise any disruption”.
Notes to editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried almost 9 million passengers in 2010. The Airport employs over 500 staff, 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 Arann, EL AL, Blue Air and Flybe 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.
The Airport is operated and developed by a consortium of which Abertis Infraestructuras, a leading European infrastructure provider, is a 90 per cent majority shareholder and Aena Internacional, the international business arm of Aena - the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, is a 10 per cent shareholder