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Go-ahead for Luton airport expansion

7 Jul 14 Luton airport has begun procurement of contractors for a £100m programme of works to increase its capacity by 50%.

The construction work at London Luton Airport will take place over three phases and will include expanding and refurbishing the terminal building, building a new two-storey pier, a new road layout in front of the Central Terminal Area, a multi-storey car park and a new parallel taxiway to add capacity for an additional six million passengers a year from the existing runway.

This will increase annual passenger capacity from 12 million to 18 million by 2031. Final planning consent was granted by Luton Borough Council last week after the Department for Communities & Local Government ruled in April this year that the planning application could proceed. 

Chairman Clive Condie said:“This marks the start of an exciting new journey for London Luton, as we begin the process of transforming the airport to deliver a great experience for our customers, Luton and the surrounding regions.  Our vision is for a vastly improved airport which plays a major role in providing more capacity in the London system.”

The airport is owned by Spanish company Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Aena) and the infrastructure fund of Ardian, a private investment company. 

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