Luton Airport executives were celebrating this morning after increasing passenger numbers for the 27th month in a row, making way for more development and improved Luton Airport car parking facilities. Luton Today reports that passenger traffic has grown by 17.7% in June compared with the same month in 2015. Translated in actual passenger numbers, this means an extra 1.4 million people passing through the airport and using its facilities.
Great News for Luton Airport Car Parking
With the airport already experiencing development on site, these new figures mean current and future plans for expansion now have extra impetus. London Luton Airport is investing £110 million to transform the site in order to cope with an expected 50% increase in users by 2020, growing from 12 million passengers to 18 million passengers annually.
Part of this work involves upgrading existing transport links with a new dual carriageway to Luton Airport due to open up later this year. With more traffic headed towards the terminal, a wider choice and increased number of Luton Airport car parking spaces is also expected to cope with these extra passengers.
More Flights for More Passengers
One of the reasons for this increase in passenger numbers is the growth in the number flights departing from the airport along with a wider choice of destinations. Last month alone Adria Airways introduced new flights to the Kosovan capital of Pristina and in July, Air Nostrum will add a new route to the Spanish tourist hotspot of San Sebastian. With more choice, prospective airport users are hoping for an increase in Luton Airport car parking facilities in the very near future to meet growing demand.
Improved Rail Links
As well as an increase in Luton Airport car parking spaces, passengers who prefer to travel by rail are hoping to see improvements to this service too. Discussions have begun to secure additional fast train services with the new East Midlands franchise, and when it comes to an airport transport infrastructure that everyone can benefit from, plans have already been confirmed to replace a current Luton Airport Parkway bus service with a more efficient and up-to-date light rail link.
As other South East airport expansion gets put on the back burner in the uncertain post-Brexit climate, LLA and Luton Airport car parking facilities look set to flourish whatever decisions are made about airport development elsewhere.