Luton Airport has recorded its busiest ever May.
Passenger numbers were up by over 17% this May, making it the busiest month on record throughout its 78 year history.
A staggering 50,564 passengers passed through its doors, which goes a big way to seeing the airport reach its new annual passenger target of 18 million by 2020 – a rise of six million passengers currently per annum.
Major investment has been placed in development projects at the airport in order to meet these targets – a budget of £110 million – which will see the airport terminal undergo redeveloped to improve the customer experience from check-in to boarding, surrounding infrastructure improvements such as a new light railway between the Parkway station and the terminal are also underway.
What’s more, airlines are adding new and exciting routes, with many looking to increase capacity as demand to fly from regional airports continues to grow.
Speaking about the record breaking month of May, the airport’s Chief Executive Officer, Nick Barton, said, “Our ambitious redevelopment project is crucial for meeting the consistently high levels of demand for air travel we’re seeing in the South East – our record-breaking May is testament to this. As we wait for a decision from the government about a new runway, LLA is playing its part when it comes to addressing this demand in the short to medium term.”