Luton Airport hosts exhibition in Parliament
London Luton Airport (LLA) is hosting a week-long exhibition at the Palace of Westminster to celebrate its 80th anniversary. The event kicked off with a reception at the House of Commons on Monday 29th January which was attended by a number of ministers and Members of Parliament including the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg.
The past 80 years have seen LLA grow from a municipal aerodrome to a major international airport. 2017 was its busiest-ever year, with 15.8 million passengers travelling through the airport, an 8.6% increase from 2016.
To meet increased demand, the airport is currently undergoing a £150 million transformation to increase its annual capacity to 18 million passengers by 2020, and upgrade facilities for passengers.
In 2018, LLA will be marking several important milestones in its transformation, including the official opening of the newly-extended terminal building.
Construction will also begin on a new Mass Passenger Transit (MPT) system, which is being delivered by Luton Borough Council. Once complete, the MPT will operate 24 hours a day and replace the current shuttle bus between Luton Airport Parkway (LAP) station and the terminal, reducing the total journey time from central London to under 30 minutes.