London Luton Airport LTN is one of greater London's four major airports and is mostly served by low-cost airlines & charter operators. It is London's fastest-growing airport. Note: While Luton Airport is also referred to as 'LLA' - the Airport Code is LTN.
The Airport is located 2.8 m from the town center of the Borough of Luton, in Bedfordshire, England, U.K., and 35 miles northwest of Central London, accessible via Junction 10a of the M1 motorway and dual carriageway link to the Airport, as well as rail services to central London in only 20 minutes. Motorway M1 runs to the south to London and to the north to Leeds, and connects to the M25 motorway.
With an extended runway, and 14.5M passengers in 2016, London Luton Airport offers direct & connecting flight to all points of the globe, as well as seasonal flights to popular vacation & ski resorts.
London Luton Airport has one two-level passenger terminal. Passenger pickup/dropoff is free at Mid-Term Carpark.
For Airport inquiries, you need to complete their Feedback Form at (www) london-luton.co.uk/en/contact
Visa requirements for travelers from India: Tourists, travelers on business & other eligible visitors from India will now be able to visit both the UK and Ireland (North & South Ireland) - moving freely between the two countries on a single visa.
Future Airport Developments:
- 'By early 2017' Airport access will see significant improvements - with new taxi rank, drop-off zone, & dual carriageway.
- During 2017 a range of new restaurants and shops will open and immigration hall improvements are to be completed.
- A proposed light rail link between the passenger terminal & Luton Airport Parkway - with connections there by an expresss train to Central London taking only 30 minutes are currently on the agenda.
- The Airport Redevelopment Project is to increase capacity by 2020 to 18M passengers annually - involving complete redesign of the current terminal, adding new food & drink and retail concessions; an executive lounge, and major upgrades to transport links, new multi-level carpark, remodeled bus & coach interchange and improved rail links. Its first phase addresses landside infrastructure & transport facilities (changing the approach road to the terminal into a dual carriageway; redeveloping short-term carparks, on-airport road network & set-down area, and relocating the coach terminal.
- The Government disclosed that the proposed new runway will take 'at least a decade' to open.
- In April 2017 it was announced that Luton Airport is to get a new cloud-based planning platform by CopOpt (which is already used at Geneva & Dublin airports). Once installed, it enabled the Airport to carry out operational planning, and results in better security and forecst, helping staff to predict passenger numbers using security area at any iven time so tht the right number of staff is in place at peak time.