Luton airport expansion approved

Plans to expand Luton Airport have been approved by Luton Borough Council.

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Luton airport expansion approved

Plans to expand London Luton Airport have been approved by Luton Borough Council.

It means the airport will be able to increase capacity from 12 to 18 million passengers a year.

We have committed to developing an Airport which everyone in the local area will be proud of and passengers from all over the world will enjoy visiting.

In the year of our 75th Anniversary this is an exciting milestone for all of us at the Airport, the local area, and the millions of passengers who use us for business travel, to visit friends and family or to get away on holiday.”

– Glyn Jones, Managing Director of the Airport

Decision expected to be made on plans to expand Luton Airport

Passengers at Luton Airport. Credit: PA

A decision is expected to be made today on the expansion of Luton Airport.

Luton Borough Council, which is a shareholder in the airport, is expected to approve increasing passenger capacity from 12 million to 18 million a year.

The council has received 455 objections.

Some councillors have complained about the timing of the meeting just before Christmas when some are away.

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