London Luton serves 17 million passengers in 12 months

April 2019 was the busiest-ever April for Luton Airport with a 10.4 per cent increase on the same period in 2018.

London Luton serves 17 million passengers in 12 months

Marked by April 2019, for the first time ever London Luton Airport (LLA) has served 17 million passengers over a 12-month period.

This comes as the airport experienced its busiest-ever April with 1.5 million passengers travelling through the airport; a 10.4 per cent increase on the same time last year.

New figures show the airport has seen a growth in the number of local people using the airport. UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data for 2018, highlights that five million passengers passing through the airport were from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire – accounting for around 30 per cent of passengers for the year. Growth from local areas was particularly driven by passengers from Hertfordshire where passenger numbers increased 11 per cent in 2018.

Tel Aviv remained in the top five most popular destinations with April also marking the 10th anniversary of Israeli airline EL Al operating from the airport, who welcomed its one millionth passenger from LLA. Other popular destinations over the Easter period included Budapest, Bucharest and Amsterdam.

Alberto Martin, CEO of LLA, said: “April marks a real milestone for the airport given we have served 17 million passengers over the last 12 months. We are also delighted to have welcomed a record number of local residents – we’re aware of the important role which we play in the local community and are always working to ensure that the benefits of our transformation are felt by everyone.”

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