London Luton Airport publishes 2010 Community Engagement Report
Published: 18 April 2011
London Luton Airport has published its Community Engagement Annual Report for 2010. Summarising the Airport’s achievements in 2010, the report also outlines new and more challenging commitments for the Community programme in 2011.
Successes in 2010 included:
• Raised more than £42,000 for local charity Keech Hospice Care
• Established a Community Tours programme which welcomed over 600 visitors on educational tours in 2010
• Increased recycling rates to 22% of total waste between 2009 and 2010
• Reduced C02 emissions from Airport controlled buildings by 7% between 2008 and 2010
• Co-ordinated the raising and distribution of £25,000 worth of aid for Pakistan flood victims
• Committed £50,000 through the Airport Community Trust Fund to sponsor 32 projects
• Created a formal work placement programme for apprentices
Glyn Jones, London Luton Airport’s Managing Director said
“Management and staff at London Luton Airport are extremely proud of the contributions that the Airport made for our local community in 2010. We look forward to continuing this good work in 2011.”
London Luton Airport’s Community Engagement Strategy represents the Airport’s formal commitment to the local community, economy and environment. Read the 2010 Community Engagement Annual Report online and learn more about the challenging targets set for 2011 at www.londonlutoninthecommunity.com
For more information please contact:
London Luton Airport Press Office – email@example.com
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.