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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

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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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Looking at options to expand Luton airport for millions more passengers

London Luton Airport is consulting on options to expand. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Luton Airport in Bedfordshire has begun consulting on a further options for a potential major expansion that could mean millions more passengers passing through it.

It comes after MPs backed controversial plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

London Luton Airport wants to increase passenger numbers from 16 million a year to 38 million by 2050. The options include the building of a second terminal.

The 10 week consultation includes a series of events where people can see the plans and speak to the project team. A final decision due in 2021.

  • Watch a report on Luton airport expansion by Liz Summers

Some Luton airport Bank Holiday strike action called off

Although some industrial action at Luton airport has been called out other strikes are still on. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Workers employed by Luton Airport have postponed planned industrial action over the bank holiday weekend to consider a revised pay offer.

The firefighters and security staff were due to take action from Friday 25 May.

Strike action by baggage handlers employed by Menzies Aviation at the airport on Saturday 26 May is still set to go ahead, although the workers are also considering a revised offer.

Unite's members employed by Clece Care Service Ltd are still taking action from 5am on Monday 28 May until 5am on May 30. They provide assistance at the airport to passengers with reduced mobility.

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