Luton operator considers options for growth

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London Luton Airport Operations Ltd (LLAOL), the operator of the airport until 2031, has recently carried out a scoping exercise looking at the potential growth of the airport from 18 million to 19 million passengers per year.

As demand for air travel in the UK continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, LLAOL is committed to exploring all options for the future of the airport in line with current government policy and the long-term priorities of the airport’s owners.

LLAOL will work with all airport partners, as well as the local community, to ensure any growth is sustainable and how it can meet this increasing demand while minimizing the airport’s impact as much as possible. The priority will always be to balance the benefits of a successful international airport which contributes to the economy on a local and national level, with the need to be a good neighbor.

This is an initial exercise looking at the feasibility of expansion, and no formal application has been submitted.

London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 16.6 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 5% on 2017. It is operated and developed by an AENA-led consortium. More than £160m (US$194m) has been invested in transforming the airport and increasing capacity to 18 million passengers per year by 2020.

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