1.6 million passengers flew through London Luton Airport (LLA) in August, a 6.8% rise compared with August 2016 and the 41st consecutive month of growth for LLA.
2017 also marked the busiest summer in the airport’s 79-year history. In total, 4.7 million passengers travelled through the airport between June and August, a 7% increase compared with the same period last year.
To meet this continued demand LLA is carrying out the single biggest investment in its history to transform the airport and increase annual capacity by 50% by 2020. Since construction began in 2016 passengers have benefitted from an expanded security search area, new multi-storey car park and new shops and restaurants. A new dual carriageway access road has also helped to alleviate congestion to and from the airport.
Upgrading transport links to LLA is central to the transformation. The airport is working with the Department for Transport (DfT) and rail operators to secure a dedicated airport express-style rail service as part of the upcoming East Midlands rail refranchising process.