3 NOVEMBER 2014
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Eight new destinations have been added in the space of a fortnight by Luton Airport as passenger numbers continue to grow. The airport recorded an 8.7% increase in September, compared to the same month last year, and is on track for 2014 to be the busiest in its 76-year history.
The routes include six with major partner easyJet which form part of its new 10-year deal with Luton Airport, announced in March, the agreement will see the airline grow capacity at Luton by 20% over the next year.
easyJet has in the last few days introduced flights to Copenhagen, Lyon, Munich, Naples and Rome. Basel comes online 7 November. Copenhagen represents the first scheduled route to Denmark from Luton since Deboniar in 1996.
Wizz Air, which claims to be the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, introduced new routes to Poprad (Slovakia) on 26 October and Szczecin (Poland) on 27 October.
The route into the airport from the M1 at J10 is currently to subject of a major rebuilding project. This is expected to be completed in time for the Christmas holiday period. www.london-luton.com
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