Strike action at Luton Airport is set to go ahead over the Bank Holiday weekend. Baggage handlers at Luton Airport have voted to reject a new pay offer from their employer Menzies Aviation which workers say fails to recognise their hard work and the rising cost of living.
London Luton Airport is the worst in the UK for delays, according to figures compiled by the Press Association. Using data from the Civil Aviation Authority, the organisation found passengers at the airport could expect an average delay of 19.7 minutes on each flight.
Workers at Luton Airport have voted to walk out on strike over the late May Bank Holiday weekend - with passengers warned to expect delays.
Over 1.2 million passengers travelled through London Luton Airport in March, as the airport experienced a record-breaking Easter.
Wizz Air has launched two new routes from its London Luton base following the arrival of two new Airbus planes. Flights to the Slovakian capital Bratislava will operate daily, while flights to the Italian port city of Bari will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays until April 18th, before increasing to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Wizz Air has announced further expansion at its London Luton base, with the allocation of an additional Airbus A321 aircraft to its fleet in 2018. This addition brings the total number of aircraft allocated at London Luton to eight and the total investment to US$860 million, the carrier claims.
London Luton Airport is hosting a week-long exhibition at the palace of Westminster to celebrate its 80th anniversary. The event kicked off with a reception at the house of commons earlier, attended by a number of ministers and members of parliament including the secretary of state for transport Chris Grayling and aviation minister Baroness Sugg.
London Luton Airport has welcomed 15.7 million passengers in 2017, marking an 8.6 per cent increase compared with the previous year and making 2017 the airport’s busiest year on record.
Wizz Air has revealed a further expansion of its operations at London Luton Airport with the three new routes to the Greek capital Athens, the Icelandic town of Keflavik, and the Italian port city of Bari, starting in spring 2018.
Some 1,008,184 passengers travelled through London Luton Airport in November, an increase of 5.6 per cent when compared with the same month in the previous year.
Some 1.6 million passengers flew through London Luton Airport in August, a 6.8 per cent rise compared with August 2016 and the 41st consecutive month of growth. This year also marked the busiest summer in the airport’s 79-year history.