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Airport News

2nd September 2016

Luton airport manager Aena sees limited impact from Brexit vote

Spanish airport operator Aena, which has a majority stake in the company that manages London’s Luton airport, said on Tuesday it expected only a limited and short-term impact from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on demand from UK passengers. The company, which also reported a slightly higher-than-expected net profit for the first half of the year, said falls in the pound sterling could cause a slight fall-off in British passengers using its airports.
26th August 2016

London Luton Airport’s Redevelopment Plans

London Luton Airport’s extensive redevelopment project is now well under way to upgrade the airport terminal and security areas, improve road access and increase parking facilities. Also included in the plans is a 395 acre enterprise zone which could create over 7,000 new jobs. The transformation will increase the airport´s capacity and also the number of destinations available to passengers. The redesigning of the terminal will make it quicker and easier for all passengers travelling from London Luton Airport. Projects expected to be completed this year include Pier A extensions, pedestrian walkway, dual-carriageway, short-term car park and the multi-storey car park. The many opportunities created through the Luton redevelopment are vital for its future growth and […]
25th August 2016
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Gatwick Airport: A historical summer!

Gatwick Airport’s management team remain highly optimistic this summer as they expect to welcome 8 million passengers during this period, which would mean an increase of 6.6% in comparison with the previous year. Long distance destinations are more popular each day, increasing by 19% this summer with 165,000 passengers travelling through the airport on its busiest ever day. Some of the most popular destinations are Orlando (+17%), Tenerife (+16%), Faro (+13%) and Bridgetown (patricia should this have a percentage?), and Barbados (+7.5%) year on year.
24th August 2016

London Luton Airport: redesigning the terminal to make it quicker and easier for all passengers

No matter where you fly from, you’ll always have to queue at check in, hang around in security or face a long walk to your gate, right? Wrong. LLA is already one of the quickest and most convenient places to fly from. Unlike other London airports you don’t have to remember which terminal you’re departing from – all our passengers pass through our one central building. Our compact site means that there are no long walks to gates, with friendly staff always on hand to help.
17th August 2016

London’s fastest growing long-haul gateway: Gatwick achieves biggest-ever month in its 80 year history, reaffirming expansion case

Gatwick achieves busiest-ever month in its 80 year history as long-haul routes continue their impressive growth, +23% on July 2015 Gatwick also records strong cargo growth illustrating the airport’s growing export role for Britain To celebrate this landmark month in Gatwick’s history, a stunning collection of new Gatwick aerial imagery is today released by acclaimed New York photographer Jeffrey Milstein providing a brand new aerial perspective on Gatwick  Gatwick Airport has achieved the busiest single month in its 80 year history as 4.6m passengers travelled through the airport in July, +6.9% on the same month last year. Long-haul routes continue their impressive growth at the airport, growing 23% collectively versus last July, against a backdrop of […]
17th August 2016

Passenger growth continues at London Luton Airport

The number of passengers using London Luton Airport (LLA) passed 1.5 million in July; an increase of 15.4% on the previous year. The latest passenger numbers highlight the rapidly rising demand for air travel across the South East. In response, LLA is currently investing £110 million to transform the airport and increase capacity by 50% to 18 million passengers per year by 2020. Construction for the project is well underway with a new dual carriageway access road and multi storey car park due to open this autumn. Looking further ahead, plans have also been confirmed for a £200million light rail link to replace the current shuttle bus between Luton Airport Parkway and the terminal. Once complete, […]

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