London Luton Airport Limited


The airport of choice for north London
and England’s Economic Heartland

London Luton Airport (LTN) opened as Luton Municipal Aerodrome on 16 July 1938. In those days it had a grass runway, and the terminal building was an old farmhouse.
Now it’s the UK’s fifth largest airport by passenger numbers, and one of the fastest growing, with the number of passengers using the airport increasing by 44 per cent from 2013-16.

In summer 2018 we undertook a ten-week consultation on proposals for the long-term and sustainable expansion of London Luton Airport up to 36-38 million passengers per year by 2050. Our proposals are currently in the early stages of development, and you can find out more on the future luton website.

London Luton Airport could more than double the number of passengers it serves, by providing more space for passengers and aircraft, without building a new runway.

LTN offers a wide and expanding range of destinations for both the leisure and business traveller, through a number of airline operators including easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair and Tui.

It is also the UK’s leading airport for business aviation.

Only a few miles from the M25, and with excellent road links to the M1 and train services to St Pancras International, LTN offers easy access to London and the rest of the country.

It makes a significant contribution to the regional economy, creating jobs and business opportunities not just in Luton but across the surrounding area and beyond.

To read more about the contribution LTN makes to the local, regional and national economy, please download the 2015 Oxford Economics report on the economic impact of London Luton Airport (PDF).

To find out more about our development projects, please visit our Enterprise Zone and Development page.

If you want to see the destinations you can travel to, make a booking, or find out more about the operations of LTN, please go to