Luton Airport has record breaking 2017

LutonOver 2018 there is also expected to be further growth, as the airport celebrates its 80th anniversary with the continuation of its transformation plan.

The plan includes the opening of a newly extended building that consists of more restaurants, shops and a new boarding pier fitted with eight new gates.

A number of new routes are also set to be introduced, with Wizz Air alone introducing eight new destinations including Keflavik in Iceland, the Greek capital Athens, the Cypriot port of Larnaca and the Italian city of Bari.

easyJet is also planning to add five new routes, including one to Genoa, Italy, which follows the airline’s addition of 22 new routes over the course of 2017.

Passengers now passing through the airport can travel to more than 140 destinations across Africa, Asia and Europe.

At a cost of around £150 million, Luton Airport is set to increase its annual capacity by 50% by 2020 in order to meet a growing demand for air travel.

However, the airport is also urging those in charge of the rail network to improve lines and capacity, as the current train line struggles to deal with the demand.

Luton Airport are calling for four fast trains an hour to stop at Luton Airport Parkway station as part of a new East Midlands Rail Franchise.

Airport CEO Nick Barton said: “Throughout 2018, passengers will see the airport transformed as we officially open our new terminal and reach the first phase of construction for the mass passenger transit system which will replace the current shuttle bus and create a rapid link between the train station and the terminal.”

If you’re travelling abroad this year, make sure you organise your travel insurance in advance to account for any eventuality.

Date Created: 09 January 2018

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