London Luton Airport serves 17 million passengers

Last month saw the first time that 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% increase on the same time last year.

New figures also show the airport has seen a growth in the number of local people using the airport. CAA data for 2018, shows that 5 million passengers passing through the airport were from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire – accounting for around 30% of total passengers numbers for the year.

Growth from the local areas was particularly driven by passengers from Hertfordshire where passenger numbers increased 11% in 2018. Tel Aviv remained in the top five most popular destinations with April also marking the tenth 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, the airport’s CEO, 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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