Luton Airport

Luton airportFrom Amsterdam to Zurich, London Luton Airport offers business travellers convenient connections to some of Europe's major business destinations. While most airports served by Luton Airport are in Europe, some airlines departing from the airport also reach as far as Northern Africa and Asia.

About Luton Airport

One of London's four major airports, Luton is the United Kingdom's fifth largest airport. In 2013, Luton Airport handled 9.7 million passengers with 89 percent of all passengers flying on international flights and 11 percent on domestic flights. Scheduled and charter services operate at Luton, as well as general aviation and cargo flights. Scheduled carriers serving Luton Airport include easyJet, Ryanair, Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways, El Al, TAROM, Blue Air and Wizz Air. Most flights from Luton are operated by low cost airlines, with only 10 percent of all flights run by full service airlines according to the airport's operator.

Luton Airport Business Amenities

From newsagents to duty free shopping, London Luton Airport has a range of shopping choices for travellers. The airport also has several eateries in check-in and public areas, as well as throughout the departures lounge. Options range from fast food establishments to a French-style bar to a delicious London bakery. Luton Airport's Aspire Lounge by Servisair is located within the main terminal building. The lounge is an ideal spot to catch up on work or relax before a flight. The modern space features free Wi-Fi internet access, charging stations for electronic devices, and a wide range of complimentary hot food, snacks and premium drinks. Luton Airport also has convenient cash machines and currency exchange bureaus. Nearby airport hotels include the Hampton by Hilton Luton Airport, the Holiday Inn Express Luton Airport, the Premier Inn Luton Airport, the Ibis Luton Airport, and the Ramada Encore Luton Airport. All hotels are within a mile of the airport and feature business centres and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.

Travelling from Luton to Your Meeting

Just 32 miles from Central London, Luton Airport is easily accessible via the M1 motorway. From the east, the airport may also be reached using the A1 via the A505. Licensed Hackney Carriages are available outside the terminal building for any arriving passenger wishing to travel to their business meeting or any other destination by taxi. Pre-booked taxis can also be arranged with several operators such as Alpha Taxis Luton, Cabco Taxis Luton, Luton Abco Taxis and the Luton Taxi Association, many of which offer discounts for corporate customers. Seven car hire services at Luton Airport provide a full fleet of vehicles, from estates and vans to sports cars and convertibles.

By rail, Luton Airport is served by regular connections to Central London with East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect. A shuttle bus links the terminal building with Luton Airport Parkway Station in approximately 10 minutes. Regular coach services arrive and depart from coach pick up and drop off points outside the terminal. In addition to National Express coaches that reach destinations across the UK, Luton Airport is also served by buses to London Victoria rail station and other points in Central London.

Fly-in, Fly-out Business Meetings

Although Luton Airport does not have conference or meeting facilities, there are various spaces for business meetings at nearby hotels. The Hampton by Hilton London Luton Airport features 188 comfortable rooms, free internet access and a complimentary hot breakfast. The hotel's business centre provides a complimentary printing service, as well as fax and photo copying services. For meetings, the Hampton by Hilton boasts three flexible meeting rooms for up to 90 delegates. Day packages include audio-visual equipment, meeting materials and stationary, refreshments, buffet lunch, Wi-Fi internet and car parking from £25 per person.

Meeting rooms are also found at the Holiday Inn Express, which offers a free breakfast buffet, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a convenient airport shuttle. An on-site business centre provides copying, printing and fax services. The Holiday Inn Express features three meeting rooms with natural lighting that can accommodate up to 56 people, while the nearby Premier Inn offers three air conditioned meeting rooms for up to 36 delegates. A ten minute walk from the airport, the 162-room Ibis Luton Airport also has four meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 80 people. Two meeting rooms for up to 80 delegates are found at the Ramada Encore Luton Airport, which is a half-mile from the airport.