27 MAY 2019
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Keith Ludeman has been appointed chairman of Luton Airport (LTN). He is the current chairman of High Speed One (HS1) Ltd and former CEO of Go-Ahead Group Plc.
Luton is probably unique for a major British airport, owned by the local council, but operated by a third party whose contract runs out in 2030.
Following the completion of a £160m transformation project in December 2018 and a period of record growth in passenger numbers, Luton is now the UK’s fifth largest airport, set to handle 18m passengers a year by 2020. A rapid transport system to Luton Parkway station is set for completion in 2001.
CEO Alberto Martin said: “Keith has an enviable reputation in the UK transport and infrastructure sectors. He will be a great addition to the board, bringing valuable knowledge and experience as we move into a new phase which is focused on creating a world class experience for passengers and ensuring sustainable growth for our community as we continue to meet the ongoing demand for aviation capacity.”
Luton’s shareholders, Aena and AMP Capital said: “We are delighted that Keith will be joining the airport as chairman. He has a huge amount of valuable experience and will play a crucial part in our continued success.”
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