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Government approves Luton Airport expansion plans

Car Hire Luton Airport are excited by the news of the backing received for the airport to expand its capacity. This could result in an increase in car hire bookings. 

The expansion plans for Luton Airport to double capacity to 18 million passengers a year has won government approval. The plans would allow 45,000 extra flights and generate around 5,000 jobs.

It is the UK’s fifth largest airport has already received backing from Luton council but has had its share of opposition from campaigners with increase in noise and pollution viewed as problems. Andrew Lambourne, from Hertfordshire Against Luton Expansion, said “An extra nine million passengers a year can’t just be swept under the carpet – local roads are already crowded. Planes will be taking off earlier in the morning and later at night.”

It would mean up to twenty security passenger screening lanes, fifteen immigration lanes and increased retail, catering and seating areas just some of the improvements to be made.

Airport managing director Glyn Jones said, “The opportunities it brings for the local economy, in terms of jobs and investment, are significant and Luton can now press ahead with making its local airport bigger and better, while remaining a good neighbour.”