Luton Airport opened by transport secretary after £160 million upgradation

Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018


Chris Grayling, the secretary of state for transport, has officially opened London Luton Airport’s newly-upgraded terminal, marking the culmination of LLA’s three-year transformation project.



London Luton Airport’s newly-upgraded terminal after three-year transformation project is now officially opened by Chris Grayling the secretary of state for transport.



Focused on making the passenger’s journeys easier, quicker and enjoyable, the £160 million redevelopment has been the biggest in the airport’s 80-year history.



There have been significant improvements in the terminal and how people get to and from the airport.The annual capacity of the airport will increase by 50 percent to 18 million passengers by 2020 due to the transformation.



Grayling stated that London Luton’s investment firmly puts passengers at the heart of development and will better the experience of those using the airport for business or leisure.



As a part of the government’s Aviation 2050 consultation supporting airports will ensure the benefits are felt across the local area.




There has been an increase in the passenger numbers by 35 percent  showing an increase of five percent on 2017 and making the LLA London’s the fastest growing airport. It is expected that more than 16.5 million passengers will fly in 2018.




Nick Barton, chief executive of London Luton Airport said that 2018 has been a milestone year for LLA.  In summer they celebrated their 80th anniversary and the three-year transformation is beneficial to many and will now play a significant role in the UK’s aviation network.

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