- 5th largest airport in the UK
- Over 9 million passengers a year
- Home to many scheduled and charter carriers
- Flights to over 85 destinations
So how did it all begin?
London Luton Airport was officially opened on 16 July 1938 by the Right Honourable Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air. The airport was owned by the Borough of Luton and was thought of as the northern terminal for London.
During the war, the airport was a base for 264 Fighter Squadron as well as a manufacturing site where both civil and military aircraft were designed and built. In 1952, civil use of the airport resumed and a new control tower was opened.