London Luton Airport reports 17% increase in passengers in April 2016

London Luton Airport has reported 1.1 million passengers passed through the airport in April 2016, representing a 17 percent increase compared with April 2015, the company said.

The latest statistics mean London Luton has reached a milestone of 13 million passengers in the past 12 months and has marked 25 consecutive months of passenger growth at the airport, making it the fifth busiest airport in the UK.

London Luton Airport has announced a BPS110 million programme to transform the airport. Contractors are redeveloping the terminal building to increase annual capacity from 12 million to 18 million passengers by 2020.

Earlier this month, plans were announced to build a BPS260 million mass passenger transit (MPT) link at London Luton to connect the rail station with the terminal. This link will replace the existing shuttle bus and cut journey times from St. Pancras Station to around 22 minutes, bringing the airport closer to central London than both Gatwick and Stansted airports.

London Luton Airport, which is a base for airlines Easyjet, Monarch, Thomson and Ryanair, now has flights to 174 destinations worldwide. As other airlines announce new routes, passengers at London Luton Airport are benefitting from more frequent flights to a wider variety of European and Transatlantic destinations from the airport´s three terminals.