Luton Airport is the fourth-largest of the six London international airports, located 35 miles north of London, on the eastern outskirts of the town of Luton itself. Conveniently located just 2 miles from the M1 and 12 miles from the A1(M), Luton is even more accessible than ever before following the completion of the Baldock bypass.
Since completion of its new terminal building in 1999, Luton has reaffirmed its place as one of London’s major airports. Regularly featured in the media by way of its own television programme “Luton Airport”, as well as being a key part of the Easyjet-focused programme “Airline”, the airport has since seen Easyjet using the airport as its main base of operations. Certainly a boost to the airport since Ryanair switched its main operating base to Stansted. And of course, who can forget the famous Campari advert featuring Lorraine Chase…?
Whilst there are plans in place to extend the runway and taxiways to handle aircraft with greater payloads, there is currently no visibility as to when or if this will happen. Doing so however would enable Luton to operate more efficiently and with a greater variety of aircraft.
That said, Luton’s position as fourth busiest of the London airports and fifth busiest in the UK is affirmed by its movements figures. In 2012, the airport saw just over 9,600,000 passengers pass through it, with just short of 97,000 aircraft movements.
Whilst it is restricted by its runway length, Luton still hosts a variety of airlines. The primary three of these being Easyjet, Monarch and Thomson Airways, other low cost and charter airlines operate services there including Ryanair, Blue Air, Carpatair, El Al, TAROM and Wizz Air.
In addition to passengers, Luton also provides a vital cargo hub, with Atlantic Airlines, British World Airways Cargo, DHL Aviation, MNG Airlines, Turkish Airlines Cargo and Varig Logistica all having a presence there.
Due to the above mentioned Baldock bypass and its easy access from the A1(M), Luton Airport is accessible from Ipswich in around 1 hour 50 minutes, Stowmarket and Bury St. Edmunds in around 1 hour and 30 minutes and Newmarket and Cambridge in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
A highly efficient Express Drop-Off area is available to drop you as close to the terminal building as possible, which we will always use. Whilst we will always meet you in the arrivals hall in the main terminal with a clearly marked greeting board, our regular clients usually call our drivers once they have their luggage and make their way straight to the Express Drop-Off area where our vehicle will be waiting. This allows us to have you in the vehicle and back on the road headed for home or the office in the shortest time possible.
In order to make booking your journey to or from Luton as quick and easy as possible, you can contact us in a variety of methods. Visit our website to use our booking enquiry form, or you can send us an email or telephone us. Alternatively, you can contact us via any of our social media pages – Facebook, Twitter or Google+
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