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Luton Airport fined over health and safety breaches

Luton Airport has been fined for health and safety breaches over the death of a woman. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Luton Airport has been ordered to pay £273,000 in fines and costs after a 78-year-old woman died on a crossing outside the terminal in 2009.

C T Aviations Solutions, the civil engineering company which designed the crossing, was fined £70,000 plus costs of £30,000.

Both were found guilty of breaching health and safety laws at a 6-week jury trial earlier this year.

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Airport chief welcomes deal

Luton Airport bosses have welcomed a £400m deal for the sale of the airport.

Glyn Jones, Managing Director of London Luton Airport said:

The transaction is a very positive vote of confidence in London Luton Airport, bringing clarity to the future of the concession. We look forward to working with the new shareholders to pursue our plans to develop the Airport for the benefit of our local economy, business and airline partners, as well as our passengers.”

Protest group welcomes opportunity to talk to Aena

Members of the Hertfordshire Against Luton Expansion campaign group have given their reaction to news Luton Airport looks set to be sold.

In a statement released today the group said:

Aena is no doubt referring to the planning application submitted in January to double passenger capacity and increase the number of planes by 60%.

Because Luton Airport is so close to big towns with crowded roads and trains, this plan has already met strong headwinds.

We look forward as local stakeholders to consulting with Aena about reducing the already substantial environmental impact, rather than making it worse.

– Hertfordshire Against Luton Expansion

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