Airport boss reflects on a record summer

Sep 15, 2019

THE 5.3 MILLION passengers who flew from and to London Luton Airport this summer have set record figures for the airport.

The number, between June and August, is an increase of 7.3% on last year. 

It comes as the airport announces a partnership with the new operator of the East Midlands Railway, Abellio, to bring an express train service to the airport. The service, which will launch in December 2020 and operate from London St Pancras once every half an hour, will cut journey times to the airport from central London.

Sunspots Malaga, Barcelona, Lisbon and Palma de Mallorca made the top ten most popular destinations, as did Tel Aviv with 145,000 passengers heading to Israel during the summer. Amsterdam retained the number one spot though with a total of 198,000 passengers.

London Luton chief executive Alberto Martin said: “The summer period is always a busy time for the airport, and this year was no exception. Our new agreement with Abellio marks a step-change in rail connectivity between London and its fastest-growing airport, and will deliver the improved travel experience which our passengers deserve.” 

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