London Luton Airport announced their plan to double the capacity from 18m to 38m passengers with 240,000 flights a year by 2050. The airport authorities said that they are planning to provide extra capacity by expanding airside and landside infrastructure rather than building a new or extended runway.
The constraints regarding airspace, the need for stands, taxiways, the size and number of terminals, noise and air quality, and the impact on the built and natural environment should be analyzed as it is mentioned in the London Luton Airport Vision for Sustainable Growth 2020-2050 report.
Luton airport is the largest and fastest growing major airport in the UK, sustaining an estimated 33,000 jobs across the region, and contributing more than £1.5bn per year into the UK economy. Further, managers claim every 1m additional passengers add £76m to the regional economy. The airport’s commitment is to bring forward not only a more modern and efficient but also an environmentally and socially responsible airport.