27 MAY 2019


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Article from BTNews 27 MAY 2019

Luton Airport gains new chairman

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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