Located 1.5 miles east of Luton town centre in the country of Bedfordshire and 28 miles north of Central London. Luton Airport marks itself as the fifth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. The airport was opened on 16th July 1938 and proved to be very useful during the Second World War as a hub of fighters for the Royal Air Force. The airport started entertaining commercial flights in 1952 and in no time the airport was seen to be one of the most economical driving airports in the world.
In 2018, the airport witnessed passenger traffic of over 16.5 million people. London Luton airport serves as the primary base for EasyJet, TUI Airways, Ryanair as well as Wizz Air. It previously served as a base for Monarch Airlines until it ceased operations in October 2017. The majority of the routes served via this airport are within Europe, although there are some charter and scheduled routes to destinations in Northern Africa and Asia. The airport has one single terminal with a two-storey building that has gone under constructions innumerable times for expanding. The ground floor of the airport has 62 check-in desks for a smooth check-in of the passengers, there are several eateries and shops on the ground floor and some souvenir shops to pick some amazing gifts for your loved ones.
The second floor has a huge departure lounge, where a passenger can find several more stores, restaurants to satisfy their taste buds and 41 different departure gates in 3 piers to avoid any hassle. High-end eateries such as Burger King, Starbucks etc can also be spotted on this floor. There’s an extravagant VIP lounge for the exclusive members to wait in luxury in case of any delay in the flight. The airport is quite literally a whole lot new world in itself and strives to be one of the best airports in the entire world.
The airport is well-connected to different commute facilities. Trains between St Pancras station in Central London and Luton Airport Parkway railway station take approximately 24 minutes on the rapid train and an average of 40 minutes. There’s also a 10-minute bus service that runs throughout the day connecting the railway station to the airport terminal that drops off the passengers right in the heart of the city.
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