12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP has signalled the start of expansion work at London Luton Airport as well as highlighting the employment opportunities, improved passenger experience and global demand for air travel in London.
Luton airport said the redevelopment will increase annual capacity by 50 per cent from 12 million to 18 million by the year 2020. It also claimed the £110 million transformation will create 10,000 jobs and add £1 billion to the UK economy, according to a report by Oxford Economics.
“The transformation of London Luton Airport (LLA) is adding to the UK’s reputation for world class aviation infrastructure,” McLoughlin said.
Nick Barton, CEO of Luton airport added: “As the Secretary of State made clear, expansion at LLA is strategically vital to ensure that we can meet rapidly rising demand for air travel in the south east over the next 15 to 20 years.”
Among the improvements for travellers will be more retail, security and parking space, an expanded range of airlines and routes, overnight trains from London St Pancras and Oyster card services throughout the terminal.
“Passengers will benefit from a more efficient, friendly and convenient airport. We’re working hard to improve their experience,” Barton said.
Sign up to BBT’s twice-weekly newsletter