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London Luton Airport wins second Community award of the year

Published: 18 November 2013

London Luton Airport is delighted to announce that it has won a “Community Investment” award for the active role it plays within the local community.

The accolade was presented to the Airport at the Bedfordshire Business Excellence Awards on 7th November 2013.

The judges’ criteria were “A proud Bedfordshire based company planning continued growth within the community. A company that can demonstrate successes within the community including financial investment, fundraising activities and steps taken to ensure the employee base reflects the local community”. 

This is the second community award that the Airport has received this year and highlights how its comprehensive Community Engagement Strategy can deliver real benefits to the local community. 

Commenting on the tremendous achievement, Chika Austin, Community Relations Executive at London Luton Airport said, “It is a great pleasure to accept such a hotly contested award, which is testament to the work the Airport undertakes to positively impact on the lives of passengers, staff and our local community.” 

London Luton Airport launched its new Community Engagement Strategy on 6th June this year and sets ambitious targets to build on the contribution the Airport makes to the local community. Its strategy for the next five years to 2017 will focus on the key action areas of: ‘Health, Safety and Environment’; ‘Building Sustainable Communities’ and ‘Contributing to Economic Growth’.  

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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, TAROM, Carpatair and Flybe operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.

In June 2013 London Luton Airport was awarded a Local Impact Award in the “Building Stronger Communities” category for the ground-breaking “Get into Airports” partnership between London Luton Airport and youth charity The Prince’s Trust.  The award, issued by the leading business-led charity of its kind in the UK, Business in the Community (BITC), recognises responsible business in action and celebrates best practice from companies who are transforming communities.      

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