Luton Airport was first opened as a Royal Air Force base in 1938, so 2018 marked its 80th anniversary, making it older than Heathrow.
During the 1960s, McAlpine Aviation operated executive jets from the site. The operations were continually expanded and currently several airlines and maintenance companies are based at Luton, handling aircraft from around the world.
In 2004 the terminal was upgraded and a new departure hall was added, featuring a spectacular vaulted ceiling, a 200 metre boarding pier and extra boarding gates.
The terminal is only two miles (three kilometres) from the M1 motorway and also has a rail connection to St Pancras station. Passengers continue to the terminal on the shuttle bus from Luton Parkway station.
Luton is the fifth largest airport in the UK and in 2017 flew 15.7 million passengers.
Luton to Corvera
Flights between Luton and Corvera Murcia Airport are operated by Ryanair – but the route is not currently active.
The check-in desks are situated directly in front of the main entrance on the ground floor at the far end of the hall. Passengers are recommended to arrive two hours before check-in, and boarding begins around 45 minutes before departure.
Luton Airport provides comprehensive assistance for passengers who require this service, with special facilities, parking and mobility solutions. Telephone points are available around the terminal to put you in contact with the main desk, or email in advance for more information or to book a service.
Services At Luton Airport
At the terminal you will find all the services expected at a modern European airport, including:
- Information Desk
- Bureau de Change
- Bars and Restaurants
- Cash Machines
- Smoking Areas
- Children’s Games Area
- Business Lounges
- Taxi and Bus Routes
- Rail Link
For more information contact the airport…
- Telephone: +44 (0)158 240 5100
- Website: www.london-luton.co.uk