London Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW) has set a new record this month after seeing over one million passengers pass through its terminal in January.
The latest figures mean that for the first time the airport has had 12 consecutive months of one million+ passengers.
January saw 1,021,954 passengers travel through the airport which is a 3.6% increase compared with the same period in 2017.
The growth comes in a year that sees the Bedfordshire airport celebrate its 80th Anniversary and complete the next stage in its £150 million redevelopment programme.
The airport recently held an exhibition at Westminster to highlight the role the airport has played in connecting Britain to the world over the last 80 years.
Nick Barton, CEO of London Luton Airport, said: “2018 is already off to a fantastic start. We’ve seen another record-breaking month, welcoming over one million passengers in January for the first time. This is yet more evidence of the continued demand for air travel, and another reminder of the UK’s urgent need for additional aviation capacity.
“Currently demand for air travel is outpacing capacity. Our current redevelopment and expansion will help to provide part of the solution. However, we also need improved rail links to Luton Airport Parkway. The new East Midlands franchise is a once in a decade opportunity to deliver the air capacity UK travellers want and that the economy needs. We can’t afford to miss it.”