Luton Airport’s expansion plans

London Luton Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the UK. If its ambitious expansion plan gets the go-ahead it will nearly double passenger numbers over the next 20 years, reports Barry Lloyd.

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The low-cost carrier Wizz Air bases five aircraft at Luton, serving destinations in 22 European countries and Israel. More A321s are being used to increase capacity.
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It has been a period of extensive development at London Luton Airport in recent years. In 2016 a project to expand the terminal was completed two years later. Such has been the growth that soon after in December last year the airport reached its capacity of 18m passengers a year. Prior to this in December 2018 a threeyear redevelopment, to include new shops, more gates and a new pier was launched.

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