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Easter 2022 bounce-back for London Luton Airport

In April 2022, London Luton Airport experienced a strong traffic recovery and welcomed near 1.2 million passengers, marking its busiest month since the pandemic began.

Easter 2022 bounce for London Luton Airport

Credit: London Luton Airport (LLA)

London Luton Airport (LLA) welcomed almost 1.2 million passengers in April 2022, marking its busiest month since the pandemic began and demonstrating the airport’s continued recovery.

In comparison, LLA welcomed just 106,000 passengers in April 2021.

Short stay city breaks were in high demand over the Easter half-term with Amsterdam topping the list of most popular destinations, followed by Bucharest, Budapest, Warsaw, and Tirana.

April’s encouraging figures set the scene for what is shaping up to be a busy summer for LLA, with the rise in passenger numbers expected to continue. This summer 2022, holidaymakers have a choice of 130 different destinations, with the Greek island of Kefalonia becoming the latest addition to the departure boards with easyJet’s first flights to Kefalonia taking off from 30 June 2022.

Passengers will also be able to enjoy a number of new shops and restaurants that are due to open this summer 2022, including craft beer specialist The Big Smoke Taphouse & Kitchen, fresh and healthy Mexican street food experts, El Mexicana, a new airside Burger King restaurant and WHSmith Books. Coffee aficionados will also benefit from the recent arrival of two stylish ‘self-serve’ Illy coffee outlets.

In preparation for its busiest summer since 2019, the airport is actively recruiting people for dozens of roles across security, retail, customer service and hospitality, as well as roles related to the Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART) system, which will link the airport terminal with Luton Airport Parkway railway station.

Alberto Martin, CEO of LLA commented: “The London Luton Airport team has worked incredibly hard to deliver an excellent, stress-free airport experience over the Easter holidays, helping so many people reconnect with family and friends, enjoy a well-deserved holiday or forge new business connections.

“The launch of new destinations and the opening of new shops and restaurants, along with a great customer experience are a clear signal that LLA is truly back in business and positions us as the airport of choice for people travelling this summer.”