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Luton Airport expansion given final green light

It is music to the ears of bosses at the airport, but also it could mean more car hire rentals for the Car Hire Luton Airport branch in the future. 

It is the news Luton Airport wanted as the council signed off final details on the expansion plans. The development is costing £100 million, to take passenger numbers from 12 million up to 18 million by 2031, creating around 5,000 jobs in and around the town.

The main change will be a major expansion of the airport terminal, which will be remodelled and modernised. Once finished it will house a new two story pier, fifteen immigration passenger screening lanes, up to eight international and one domestic passenger reclaim belts, increased retail, catering, circulation and seating areas and up to 20 security passenger screening lanes.

Clive Condie, airport executive chairman, 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.”

There will be a new multi-storey car park built, a parallel taxiway built to increase the existing runway giving a flavour of some of the other changes to be made.