A staggering 14 million passengers have passed through Luton Airport in the last 12 months, 1.4 million of which travelled in September.
This milestone is being celebrated, as the airport sees its 30th consecutive month of growth.
Comparing the same period in the previous year the airport’s passenger numbers were up by 15.6%.
As a result of the airport’s rapid growth it is undergoing a redevelopment, with a budget of £110 million, Part of the project see the airport already having opened new security lanes to speed up transit times, along with a new executive lounge. What’s more, improvements are also being made to the dual carriage way that takes passengers to the airport, with works set to be complete later this year.
Such improvements will help the airport achieve its 18 million passengers per annual goal by 2020.
Speaking about the milestone passenger numbers, and the redevelopment project, Nick Barton, Chief Executive at Luton Airport, said, “Reaching this huge milestone is a fantastic endorsement from our passengers as they continue to choose to fly with us. Demand for air travel at LLA is at an all-time high which is an indicator of the timely nature of our transformation project. We’re working hard to deliver our £110m redevelopment and create an airport that exceeds our passengers’ expectations.”