London Luton Airport (LLA) is one of the Europe’s fast growing airports after experiencing close to 30% rise in passengers number rate last month.
An extra day on February certainly helped, but the leap year alone does not solely explain the gatway’s 27.7% upturn in traffic. It’s 23rd consecutive month of passengers growth.
A total of 870,000 passengers passed through its facilities in February, which the airport puts down to a fast expanding route network and the growing popularity of Euorpean city breaks.
The number of travellers flying to Copenhagen more than doubled in comparison with the same month last year. For expamle while over 50% more passengers flew to Rome and a third more travelled to Zurich.
LLA is also quick to point out that travellers are benefiting from an ever expanding choice of routes. This month will alone see the launch of six new service to Amsterdam and Barcelona (Vueling), Kaunas and Planga (Wizz Air), Jersey (EasyJet) and Turin (Blue Air).
Six further new routes have already been confirmed for the sumeer schedule, including two with new airline partners, Transavia who will begin flights to Paris Orly and Adria Airways who will serve Pristina in Kosovo.
To meet demands, LLA is currently undergoing a £110m development project to increase annual capacity by 50% from 12 to 18 million passengers by 2020.
According to the airport, the project will deliver a complete redesign of the terminal to create a friendly and efficient passenger experience.
Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, enthuses: “LLA is continuing to grow at an astounding pace. The airport’s great range of destinations, with frequent flights that serve both business and leisure passengers, is central to our appeal.”
Increase in passengers number by 30% with the comparison of the same month last year is a great achievement for LLA. The six new routes that have been launched will greatly help to achieve more and meet the targets.
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