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Welcome to the London Luton Airport Consultative Committee (LLACC) web site.

The Government has advised that airports need to be able to have effective dialogue with those that use the airport and the representatives of those that live nearby. This is the role of an Airport Consultative Committee.

Meetings of the Consultative Committee are the opportunity for the Airport to interact and exchange information with communities in the vicinity of the airport, local authorities, local business representatives, airport users and other interested parties.

The Consultative Committee welcomes feedback on its work, much of which is covered in this web site.


The Airport

Location

Situated on the Chiltern Hills in the Luton/Dunstable conurbation some 50km (32 miles) from Central London and close to the M1 motorway.

It is around 25 minutes by rail from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway. A frequent bus service links straight to the airport terminal.

Over 22 million people live within 120 minutes drive time of the Airport.

 

 

 

 

Air Traffic

  • The Airport accommodates three main types of aviation business: commercial passenger, cargo and general aviation (mainly business flying).
    In 2010 the Airport served almost 9 million passengers, flying to some 93 destinations (over 95,000 aircraft movements).
  • The main airlines operating at London Luton Airport are easyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Monarch and Thomsonfly.
  • 28,795 tonnes of cargo passed through the Airport in 2010.
  • There were 71,983 business and private passenger flights.

 

Local Economy

  • In 2010, there were 77 companies working within the Airport or at an aviation-related business close to the airport's boundary.
  • Luton Borough Council has estimated that these companies employed around 8,200 people.

History

  • The origins of the airport go back 70 years, to July 1938.
  • A new terminal was opened in 1999 along with the airport rail station. In July 2005, the new terminal was further developed with the opening of a new departure lounge and retail / catering complex.
  • In January 2008 the Airport launched its Community Engagement Strategy, which sets out the Airport's formal commitments to the community up to 2012. The strategy focuses on three action areas, 'A Better Environment', 'A Vibrant Neighbourhood' and 'A Growing Economy', identifying priority programmes in each one.

 

Noise monitoring

  • LLAO undertakes fixed point continuous noise monitoring of departures with a system of financial penalties, which seek to promote the quietest operations. There is also a more specific night noise policy, which includes quarterly monitoring and reporting to LLACC. Further information is available on the Airport's website and in the Annual Monitoring Reports which can be viewed by visiting the Policy Monitoring page in the "About Us" section of this website.

Pollution control

  • LLAOL is in the process of introducing a NOx Levy on all departing aircraft where the engine NOx emission exceeds 400 grammes per passenger and on non-passenger aircraft. Further information is available on the Airport's website.

RNAV1 Consultation

 

Airspace Change Proposal Consultation

 

Proposed RNAV1 Procedures on the Runway 26 Brookmans Park Departure Routes

The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback on the implementation of a slight revision to one of our Standard Instrument Departure (SID) flight routes, using RNAV1 technology. This technology is proven to improve the accuracy of track-keeping by using satellite technology compared to ground based navigation aids currently in use (which are due to be phased out in the near future).

The current SID for the 26 Clacton/Dover/Detling heading towards the Brookmans Park Beacon was designed over 30 years ago for older generation jets and propeller aircraft. London Luton Airport is keen to join a growing number of other airports, in the UK and throughout Europe, to work with our airline partners to use modern satellite technology to help tighten track-keeping and to help reduce the number of people directly overflown by our operations.

For further information please visit the London Luton Airport Website