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Luton Airport has its busiest ever day

Luton Airport has recorded the busiest ever day in its 78-year history.

Luton Airport has had its busiest ever day Credit: PA

A total of 50,564 passengers passed through the airport on Friday 27 May, at the start of the half term break.

Passenger numbers for the whole month were up 17.6% on May 2015.

It is the 26th consecutive month of growth.

The airport is carrying out a project to boost capacity by 50% in the next four years to cope with 18 million passengers every year.

It currently serves 123 destinations.