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London Luton releases revised masterplan

11-Sep-2012 11:58 AM

UK's London Luton Airport Operations Limited (LLAOL) revealed (Sep-2012) its revised masterplan, which sets out how the airport will almost double its capacity in the next 20 years. The airport, which handled 9.6 million passengers in 2011, is aiming to expand to 18 million by 2031. The revised masterplan combines the masterplans of Abertis-owned London Luton Airport Operations Limited (LLAOL), and owners, London Luton Airport Limited (LLAL). A six-week public consultation was launched last week. The revised proposals involve:

  • Dualling the road from the Holiday Inn roundabout along Airport Way into the heart of the Airport, the ‘Central Terminal Area’;
  • Improving the public transport area adjacent to the terminal building;
  • Constructing a multi-storey car park on part of the existing short-term car park to provide additional parking capacity;
  • Bringing the currently unused parts of the terminal building back into active use;
  • Extending the front of the terminal building to create a new entrance foyer with more passenger seating and retail areas on the upper level;
  • Building a new southern ‘pier’ with aerobridges;
  • Reorganising the internal layout of the terminal building to create a more logical route through the building from check in, through security to passenger waiting lounges and then to the aircraft boarding gates. 

On the ‘airside’, the operational part of the airport, improvements include:

  • An increase in the number of stands where aircraft will be parked through some reorganisation and the creation of some new areas of hardstanding;
  • Provision of a new taxiway parallel to Taxiway Delta;
  • Extension of the taxiway which currently runs parallel to part of the main runway – which will increase the number of aircraft that can use the runway each hour. [more - original PR]