20 MAY 2019


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Article from BTNews 20 MAY 2019

Passenger record for Luton

A new record of 17m passengers served over a 12-month period has been chalked up by Luton Airport (LTN) after it experienced its busiest-ever April with 1.5m people travelling through, a 10.4% increase over the same time last year.

New figures also show a growth in the number of local people using the airport with CAA data for 2018 showing 5m passengers were from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire – around 30% of total passenger numbers for the year.

Airport officials noted growth from the local areas was driven particularly by passengers from Hertfordshire, where passenger numbers increased by 11% in 2018.

Tel Aviv remained in the top five most popular destinations, with April also marking the 10th anniversary of El Al operating from the airport. The airline also welcomed its one millionth passenger from LTN. Other top destinations included Budapest, Bucharest and Amsterdam.

Airport CEO Alberto Martin said: “April marked a real milestone for us and we are also delighted to have welcomed a record number of local residents – we’re aware of the important role we play in the community.”



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