Posted on: 31 March 2014 by Mark Howells
London Luton Airport has welcomed a major new 10-year deal with easyJet, which will more than double the number of easyJet passengers using the airport to beyond 9 million a year.
The agreement, which will see the creation of 2,500 new jobs at the airport and in the surrounding region, is expected to open up new business and leisure routes as well as adding additional frequency on easyJet’s existing 39 routes from London Luton. It will bring immediate growth to the Airport, with plans to grow the airline’s capacity by around 20% over the next year.
Carolyn McCall, chief executive of easyJet, commented, “This is a substantial, long term deal with London Luton Airport – our first base and the airline’s home – which will enable us to double our size at London Luton in the next decade and add an even greater range of business and leisure destinations. We are looking forward to working with the airport, and the new concession owners Ardian and Aena. Their financial investment and long term commitment to developing London Luton were a key factor in our agreeing to this new deal and will help us deliver our plans.”