Luton Airport is the UK’s seventh busiest airport located just 32 miles from Central London. Over 6 million passengers fly from Luton each year and there are over 60 destinations available. For a quality, cost effective transfer service to or from Luton, book us online or via our mobile app and enjoy free WiFi, phone chargers, added comfort and professional drivers.
Some facts and stats about Luton Airport
Luton Airport is located just 32 miles from Central London, close to the M1 and M25 with good transport links around the country. The airport was officially opened in 1938 and now plays an important rols as part of London’s airport network. Over 6 million passengers fly from Luton each year and there are over 60 destinations available.
London Luton Airport began life as Luton Municipal Airport in 1938. During the war years, the airport operated as a commercial aerodrome and the base for 264 Fighter Squadron.
Development of the airport for civil use continued after the war, and in the 1950’s and 1960’s, the birth of affordable holidays meant that Luton Airport played an important part in the development of the inclusive tour holiday business in the UK.
By 1972, London Luton had become Britain’s most profitable airport. However, in 1974, a major disaster struck when a major tour operator when into liquidation. In 1978, a Government White Paper recognised Luton as an integral part of London’s airport system, which mean the airport committee began preparing the airport for the 90’s with a view on 5 million passengers per year.
A new international terminal building was opened in 1985 as part of the planning development.