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Over one million passengers take off from Luton airport

AirportOver one million passengers set out on their annual family holiday from Luton Airport this May; representing a 15.7% increase when compared to the same month in 2014.

Representing a huge milestone, the airport witnessed more than one million passengers pass through their doors just one month before peak summertime begins.

As the fifth largest airport in the UK, London’s Luton Airport employs 8,000 members of staff and is considered a key economic driver for the local region.

New routes launched this year

Managers and Chiefs from the airport believe this staggering increase in passengers is largely due to new routes which launched at the facility earlier this year.

These include connections to Essaouira, Split and Bodrum by easyJet and new routes to Naples from Thomson Airways.

More new journeys are also planned to open this month, increasing passenger numbers further, and include three new routes from Wizz Air which will service top destinations Constanta, Ohrid and Lasi.

Busiest month on record

Nick Barton, Chief Executive of Luton Airport, said that the passenger numbers recorded in the airport terminals this May made it the airport’s busiest month.

He said that as the airport moves into the “busy summer season [they] are committed to ensuring that passengers enjoy the best experience” afforded by new routes and upgraded facilities.

Upgrades to the airport will be made via a generous £100 million redevelopment project which will improve the airport’s busy terminal buildings to enhance flight and travel experiences for passengers.

The money will also help boost annual passenger capacity from 12 million to 18 million by 2026.

If you are looking to go away this year and thinking of using Luton Airport for your departure then don’t forget to book worldwide travel insurance in advance for maximum security on your holiday

Date Created: 10 June 2015

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