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Airport News

7th March 2017

Bridge design unveiled for Luton Airport mass transit

Luton Airport Gateway Bridge will be part of the £200m mass passenger transit (MPT) system linking London Luton Airport with Luton Parkway railway station. The MPT system will be a fully-automated people-mover running alongside the mainline railway before crossing over Airport Way via the new bridge.
3rd March 2017

Bus service from Maidenhead and Slough to Luton Airport to be launched

Holidaymakers will be able to travel directly to Luton Airport with the introduction of a new bus service. The Luton Flyer, run by Courtney Buses, which starts on April 1 will stop at Maidenhead and Slough twice a day. Designed to reach the airport for morning and evening flights, services will call at Bridge Road, Maidenhead at 4.40am and 4.30pm and at Slough Bus Station at 5.05am and 5pm. It will start at Bracknell and also stop at Wokingham. The company decided to start the service, which will be the number 350, after hearing from passengers the difficulty in getting to Luton Airport by public transport. The only option at the moment is going via London. […]
1st March 2017

Passenger Traffic Continues Upward Growth at Oakland Airpor

Officials credit new destinations, particularly Norwegian Air Shuttle’s flights to London and Stockholm. Passenger traffic at the Oakland International Airport continues its steady upward growth with a substantial increase in the first month of 2017, according to airport officials. Reports indicate that total passenger traffic at Oakland International Airport reached 908,898 for the month of January, up 7.8 percent from the same month a year ago, airport officials said. The increase marks the 38th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger traffic growth for the airport. Airport officials attribute the growth to a record number of destinations, increased flight options, and terminal renovations. There’s also been a 39 percent increase in international passenger traffic that is largely attributed […]
27th February 2017

ABOUT TIME! Luton Airport’s new £200m shuttle plans mean rail passengers will no longer need a bus from the station

If planning permission is granted, the 24-hour shuttle system could be open by 2021 Luton Airport has attracted more than its fare share of bad reviews over the years, with travellers complaining about everything from lengthy security queues to a lack of seats. But one of the most annoying points was always the lack of a train station at the airport, with passengers having to catch a bus from a train 1.45 miles away. That gripe could soon be a thing of the past though, as bosses have now applied for planning permission for a £200m mass passenger transit system that would link the airport to the train 24/7. Operating in a similar manner to an […]
21st February 2017

Luton Transit – Plans Formally Submitted

After plans were unveiled last year for a transit system to link Luton Airport and the Parkway station – those proposals have now been submitted to the council. The light rain transit, “MPT – Mass Passenger Transit” is designed to enable fast, easy access from central London to the UK’s fifth biggest and fastest-growing major airport in 30 minutes by providing a seamless transfer time of just five minutes from Luton Airport Parkway to the airport terminal. Subject to planning permission, work could begin in late 2017 – with the system ready for operation by spring 2021. LLAL, wholly-owned by Luton Borough Council, will fund the scheme under its capital programme. Cllr Andy Malcolm, Chair of […]
16th February 2017

UK’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports report record passenger traffic in January

The UK’s London Heathrow and Gatwick airports saw a significant rise in passenger traffic in January 2017, handling 5.74 million and 2.8 million passengers travelling through their gates, respectively. Last month, Heathrow saw a 4.2% rise in traffic, while Gatwick Airport registered a 12.1% growth compared to the same period in 2016. Also in January, Heathrow recorded a 4.4% increase in cargo volumes, while Gatwick reported a 15.4% increase. Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “With record passenger numbers and cargo growth in January, Heathrow continues to serve the UK. “We are getting on with our expansion programme, so that we can create the new routes that will deliver the Prime Minister’s vision of a global Britain, […]

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