London Luton International Airport
Address: Airport Way, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9LY, United Kingdom
Contact: +44 1582 405100
IATA airport code: LTN
ICAO airport code: EGGW
Alias: Luton International Airport
LTN Arrivals today
About Luton airport flight arrivals
London Luton Airport is located northwest of the city of London. It is one of the six airports that London has. The airport has been around for more than 80 years. It transports millions of people every year to mainly European cities. The record stands at 2019 with more than 18 million passengers in that year. These were largely transported by low-cost airlines, especially to holiday destinations. All those millions of people and thousands of flights were transported on just 1 runway. The terminal is also not large, but it is functional to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
- Amsterdam Schiphol
- Bucharest Otopeni
- Milan Malpensa
- Tel Aviv
- Paris Charles de Gaulle
- Krakow John Paul II
- Belfast International
- Warsaw Chopin
- Budapest Ferenc Liszt
The first London Luton airport arrivals took place in 1938. Not much later came the second world war. The airfield was taken over by the British Royal Air Force for all these years. It was not until 7-8 years after the war that activities resumed. The package holiday in the UK got underway in the 1960’s. Luton airport also played a major role in this. They even accounted for 20 percent of all those holiday flights. In the 1970’s it became apparent that it was necessary to expand. The capacity had to be increased to 5 million passengers per year.
It was not until around 1995 when more airlines such as Easyjet started offering flights that rapid growth occurred. At the end of the century, a new terminal was opened with 60 check-in options. A few years later, the Luton arrivals lounges were redeveloped. From 2010 there is an impressive growth from 9 to 18 million passengers. This makes it one of the busiest airports in London and even the whole of the UK.
London Luton Airport Terminal
The airport has 1 terminal and several piers. On the ground floor there is a check-in area (60 check-in desks) and then go up one floor for the 41 gates. On the ground floor is also the Luton flight arrivals hall with baggage reclaim.
Terminal map with arrivals, security and check-in area
Passenger statistics Luton Airport
There are a total of 142 thousand London Luton arrivals. Much use is made by budget airlines to transport the millions of passengers annually. In 2019 there were 18,216,207 passengers with Luton airport arrivals. This has been made possible by the recent renewal. It shot from 10 million in 2014 to 18 million in 2019. This will of course be lower in 2020 due to corona.
Flight routes London Luton
The increase in London Luton Airport arrivals has been made partly responsible by the following airlines:
- Blue Air
- El Al
- TUI Airways
- Wizz Air
Most LTN arrivals are from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. In total, more than 800 thousand passengers used this route. The airline Wizz Air also has many Luton arrivals with destinations in the top 10 such as Tel Aviv, Malaga, Barcelona and Katowice.
Traveling by car or taxi takes about an hour and by bus or train / bus combination as well.
The airport is located north of the city of London. From the city it is best to drive to the M25 and then drive to Luton via the M1. With the exit on the A1081 you can easily drive to the airport. You can park short term and long term. To London city centre: head south on the M1. You can then choose to drive to the end of this highway and do the last part via the A41 and A501 or at some point turn off to the M25 and via the M11 and A13 to get to central London. Public transport:
- Luton airport arrivals by train: You can travel to the train station by shuttle bus. You are there within a few minutes. You do not have to pay for this shuttle if you have already bought train tickets. Instead of the shuttle buses, a light metro is under construction to take over the route. Travel on the Midland Main Line. This starts in the center at London St Pancras. You can arrive at the airport in 20-25 minutes. There are also many possibilities with the Thameslink. Travel to various cities such as Sutton and Brighton in addition to London. Another option is the East Midlands Railway. It also has routes to London St Pancreas but also to the north such as Leicester, Nottingham and Wellingborough.
- You can also travel to London Luton airport by bus. There are several buses with routes through the region. The National Express offers bus trips to London Victoria bus station.
Car rental: Car Hire Centre: this is located north near the airport. The address is President Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9NL. There you can go for the drop off and pick up. Free shuttle buses run from this center to the terminal. There are several afencies such as National, Avis, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, and Europcar.
- Terminal Car Park 1: just a 4-minute walk from the terminal, you can safely park your car in the garage. You do not necessarily have to book in advance, but this can result in a discount. There are also cheaper prices for Blue Badge Holders. For a pick up, you can get an electric vehicle holder for a cheap 30 minute stop for just £1.
- Terminal Car Park 2: This location is next to Parking 1 and will be just a few minutes walk away with the same facilities. The prices are also the same. Up to half an hour you pay £9.50 and that increases to £67.50 per day. NB; this can be cheaper if you book in advance.
- Priority Parking Meet & Greet: this is the fastest way to get to the terminal. Leave the car to have it parked. In 3 minutes you are in the terminal to check in. The location is in Parking 1 on Level 2.
- Mid Stay Car Park: this is just a little further from the terminal, a 10-minute walk away. There is no shuttle bus connection to the airport. The first 15 minutes are free, so also ideal for a drop off or pick up. You pay £35 per day and the total price slowly increases to £69 for a week of parking. This area is not covered.
- Long Stay Car Park: the best option if you want to park for a long time. You don’t have to walk to the terminal because there are free shuttle buses that are there in 10 minutes. There is an arrival every 20 minutes. Parking is free for the first hour and £30 per day. A week costs £45.
Near the airport there are several options to stay in a hotel. The Holiday In Express is the most popular and close by. Other options:
- Courtyard by Marriott Luton Airport
- Hampton by Hilton London Luton Airport
Of course there are more options and certainly towards and in the center of Luton town.