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Airport News


15th May 2018
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Growth for Wizz as 1.3 Million passengers use LLA in April

1,385,849 passengers travelled through London Luton Airport (LLA) in April, a 3.3% increase compared to April 2017 – making it LLA’s busiest-ever April. It was also the 15th consecutive month that over one million passengers have passed through the airport. As LLA continues to grow, its relationship with its airline partners goes from strength to strength. Wizz Air, which launched a UK subsidiary based at LLA on May 3, introduced a fourth aircraft to its fleet in April and launched the UK’s only low-fare direct flight to Albania. It also announced a further seven new routes from LLA, including to Athens, Tallinn and Reykjavik. The airline will base a total of eight aircraft at LLA this […]
2nd April 2018
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Gatwick marks five years of consecutive growth and adds new double daily service to Qatar

New Qatar service announced adding to Gatwick’s global connectivity 3.0 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in February, with long haul routes +16.7% driving a +37.2% cargo increase Gatwick also crowned London Airport of the Year in February London Gatwick achieved its 60th month of consecutive growth in February – marking five full years of month-on-month growth at the airport – as 3.0 million passengers travelled through last month, +0.7% on 2017. The airport is set to further increase the global connectivity it provides for passengers with Qatar Airways announcing a new route to Qatar, starting May 2018. Gatwick’s busiest-ever February was fuelled by further significant growth in the airport’s long-haul routes, which were +16.7% across the […]
12th February 2018
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Gatwick kicks off 2018 with record-breaking January

 2.8m passengers travelled through Gatwick in its busiest-ever January US routes recorded the highest rate of growth, with New York +51.1% and Boston +31.4% The airport’s thriving long-haul network drove +29.6% cargo growth London Gatwick last month experienced the busiest January in its history, with 2.8 million passengers travelling through – an increase of 1.4% year-on-year, marking the airport’s 59th consecutive month of growth. As thousands of Brits travelled Stateside for a January escape, US routes saw the biggest percentage increase in passenger numbers. Fort Lauderdale was the North American destination with the highest passenger growth rate, up 92.6% on January 2017. New York and Boston also saw significant year-on-year growth – up 51.1% and 31.4% […]
18th January 2018
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2017 proves to be a record-breaking year for airports around the world

In what may be one of the biggest years in aviation history, here are just a few of the airports that have broken their own records. A record December closed a record-breaking year for airports around the world. Here are just some of the airports that broke their own records in 2017. London Heathrow Airport Seventy eight million passengers travelled through the airport in 2017, up 3.1 per cent on last year with passenger volumes driven by larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow became one of the fastest growing major European hubs for cargo, with 1.7 million metric tonnes travelling through the airport – equivalent to the weight of 134,000 London buses or 136 London Shards. Across […]
26th December 2017
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Luton Airport serves a million passengers in November for the first time

London Luton Airport (LLA) served 1,008,184 passengers in November, a 5.6% increase when compared with the same month the previous year. It is also the first time the airport has served a million travelers in November and marks 44 months of consecutive growth at the airport. These latest figures are further evidence of the continued and increasing demand among passengers for air travel. Separate figures from the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) predict that passenger demand will double by 2050. In response, LLA is investing more than £150m (US$201m) to transform the airport and increase annual capacity by 50% to 18 million passengers by 2020. To further enhance capacity, LLA is calling on the UK government […]
12th December 2017
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New passenger record for London Luton Airport

Some 1,008,184 passengers travelled through London Luton Airport in November, an increase of 5.6 per cent when compared with the same month in the previous year. This is the first time the airport has welcomed over a million travellers in the month of November. It also marks 44 months of consecutive growth at the airport. These latest figures are further evidence of the continued and increasing demand among passengers for air travel. Separate figures from the department for transport predict that passenger demand will double by 2050. Currently the capacity at UK airports is struggling to keep pace. In response, LLA is investing over £150 million to transform the airport and increase annual capacity by 50 […]

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