Airport hails new passenger numbers milestoneMay 19, 2019
London Luton Airport.
PASSENGER numbers have passed an
historic milestone at London Luton Airport.
It welcomed more than 17 million
passengers over a 12 month period to April this year as the airport experienced
its busiest-ever April as 1.5 million passengers travelled through the airport.
The figures represent 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.
“April marks a real milestone for the
airport given we have served 17 million passengers over the last 12 months,”
said London Luton’s chief executive Alberto Martin.
“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.”
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 Luton.
Other popular destinations over the
Easter period included Budapest, Bucharest and Amsterdam.