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Luton airport has named Alberto Martin as its new CEO as Nick Barton announces his departure.
Barton is stepping down from his role, which he has held since 2014, to become CEO at Birmingham airport.
Martin is currently planning and investment director and recently delivered Luton airport’s £160 million terminal transformation project. He also oversaw the preparation and negotiation for Luton Borough Council’s £225 million Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART), which will link the terminal with Luton Airport Parkway station by 2021.
Prior to joining Luton, Martin spent 20 years working at airports across Europe in a variety of executive roles, including ten years as managing director of Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura airports.
Martin takes up the role of CEO just days after the airport opened its transformed terminal and as passenger numbers continue to grow. He will oversee the hub as it aims to deliver ‘much-needed’ capacity for the South East.
Commenting on Barton’s departure, Luton’s shareholders thanked him for his contribution and leadership over the last four years, during which time the airport has grown from 9.7 million to 16.5 million passengers a year.
Martin said: “Building on the strong demand from passengers and the success of our recent terminal transformation, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead the team in establishing LLA as the airport of choice for accessible, easy and enjoyable air travel.”