Baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London Ground Handling Services at Luton Airport have voted for strike action. The decision was taken in response to the company’s decision to impose a pay freeze on staff.
Some 12.9 per cent more customers passed through the airport compared to January last year, with 1.1 million passengers travelling through the airport last month.
London Luton experienced its busiest ever year in 2018, as 16.6 million passengers used the airport. The figure is a five per cent increase compared with the previous year.
Wizz Air has revealed the launch of a new route between Gatwick Airport and Cluj-Napoca. The news follows an announcement from Wizz Air UK, a UK-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings, that it plans to expand at its London Luton base.
Hundreds of people at London Luton Airport were treated to a spectacular festive surprise, as they witnessed the world’s first Christmas light show to feature a 120ft aircraft. easyJet provided an A320 Airbus to airport ground staff who created the spectacular festive experience by wrapping the aircraft with Christmas lights.
Alberto Martin, the airport’s current planning and investment director, will replace current chief Nick Barton who has taken the decision to step down from his role to take up a new professional challenge in the New Year.
Chris Grayling, the secretary of state for transport, has officially opened London Luton Airport’s newly-upgraded terminal, marking the culmination of LLA’s three-year transformation project.
Marriott International has announced a new addition to its Courtyard by Marriott portfolio with the opening of a property at London Luton airport.
More than 1.5 million passengers travelled through London Luton Airport in October, marking a 7.9 per cent increase compared to October 2017, making it the airport’s busiest-ever October.
The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and connects UK passengers to one of Ukraine’s major cultural and scientific hubs.
Amsterdam, Budapest, and Bucharest were among the most popular destinations, as passengers took advantage of the remaining days of the summer holiday season.