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Luton Airport plans second terminal

Luton Airport has outlined its preferred option to expand from 18 million passengers a year to 32 million.

The existing facilities at Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

Luton council's airport company want to build a new terminal to the north of the main runway.

They're hoping to submit their planning application in the middle of next year.

The new terminal would be to the north of the existing runway Credit: ITV Anglia

Luton Airport is expected to handle 17.7 million passengers in 2019 and at its current rate of growth is projected to reach its current maximum permitted capacity of 18 million passengers a year by 2020

Counter terror police arrest man at Luton Airport

The arrests were made by the Met's counter terror unit Credit: The Metropolitan Police

A man has been arrested at Luton Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, Scotland Yard said.

The man was arrested at around 8:30pm last night (Thursday, 27 December) by members of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

The 32-year-old man was detained after he arrived at Luton Airport on an inbound flight.

He was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to Section 5 Terrorism Act 2006 and has been detained under PACE.

He was taken to a police station in the Bedfordshire area where he remains in custody, he'll be interviewed by counter terror officers. They've described the arrest as Syria-related and not related to any offences at the airport. Enquiries continue.

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