This is a guide to luton airport. At www.luton-airport.info you will find everything you need to know about london luton airport, quickly and all in one place.
This is not the 'official' airport website (which is at www.london-luton.co.uk), it's an in depth guide to luton airport, where everything you need to know is no more than 2 clicks away. Click on any of the links on the left to find the information you need, including Luton Airport Parking and Luton Airport Hotels.
London Luton Airport (previously Luton International Airport, but to most just plain 'Luton Airport') is a medium-sized passenger airport located in the Hertfordshire, just off the M1 and about thirty miles north of London. It is the forth-busiest airport in the London area after Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted,10.2 million passengers in 2008.
Luton airport is one of the original hubs for budget airlines, it is where easyJet started out (they still have their offices at the airport) and Ryanair, Aer Arann, Helios Airways, flybe and a number of others fly from the airport. It is popular with business and leisure travellers, with almost 90% of passengers flying from the airport on scheduled flights, most of them to UK or European destinations. 15 airlines fly to over 60 destinations from luton airport; the airport is also popular with business jets.
The airport has a single runway, with plans to extend and widen it planned. This will increase the range of planes that can fly to the airport, and encourage more long haul routes. Luton airport has one terminal, with arrivals and departures on the same floor, and a main line train station a 5 minute transfer away. It is 32 miles (51 kms) north of central London, next to junction 10 of the M1, 10 miles north of the M25.
There is ample parking at luton airport, with a short term car park, 3 long term car parks and plenty of off airport parking, which is usually the cheapest option. To get the lowest prices, we recommend that you compare parking companies via our website sponsor (see the box at the top of the page). There are 2 hotels close to luton airport (the Express Holiday Inn and the Ibis), plus 5 hotels between 3 - 5 miles away offering a stay and park package. See our luton airport hotels page for more information.
Once inside the terminal, you will find all of the facilities you would expect at a small international airport. There are airport lounges, currency exchange bureaus and a number of ATMs. There is a good range of eating options, excellent disabled facilities and duty free shopping.
For those meeting someone at luton airport it couldn't be simpler. Follow the directions to the airport on our 'directions' page and park in the short term airport parking once you reach the airport (follow blue parking signs for short term parking). Then head for arrivals and check the flight status on the arrivals information boards for when you need to wait by the gate.
If want to know about airport security, the history of luton airport, technical data, or you want to do a spot of plane spotting, we can help you with that too. Just click on the relevant link in the index boxes on the left.
And if you have a stop over at luton airport, have a look at our luton airport lounge and luton airport hotel pages, or you might have a look at the local attractions page, and take in one of the local sights whilst you wait for your connecting flight.