London Luton skilled its busiest ever 12 months in 2018, as 16.6 million passengers used the airport.
The determine is a 5 per cent enhance in contrast with the earlier 12 months.
For the month of December, the airport welcomed over 1.26 million passengers, a 19.7 per cent enhance on December 2017.
In its report 12 months, LLA marked the official opening of its £160 million redevelopment venture, which can enhance capability by 50 per cent to 18 million by 2020.
The newly-upgraded terminal was opened in December by transport secretary, Chris Grayling, and options 48 new outlets and eating places, together with Chanel and Oliver Bonas’ first-ever airport outlet.
The transformation additionally added 3,000 extra seats, a brand new boarding pier and upgraded transport hyperlinks.
Passengers in 2019 will additional profit from the extension of the Oyster and contactless card system on practice companies between London and the airport.
Work can be persevering with on the Direct Air Rail Transit, which can change the present shuttle bus between Luton Airport Parkway station and the terminal.
Alberto Martin, chief govt of LLA, mentioned: “Final 12 months was a landmark 12 months for LLA as we welcomed extra passengers than ever earlier than, celebrated our 80th anniversary, and opened our newly-upgraded terminal.
“As we enter the New Yr, we are going to work onerous to make sure that the advantages of our transformation are felt by our passengers, employees and the area people within the years forward.”