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London Luton Airport has been named one of Europe’s best airports

London Luton Airport has been named one of Europe’s best airports
London Luton Airport has been named one of Europe’s best airports

Luton Airport may get a bad rap, but what if we told you it had just been crowned one of the best aviation hubs in Europe? That’s right, good old London Luton might just beat both Heathrow and Gatwick. That definitely wasn’t on our 2024 bingo card.

The airport north of London has just been named best airport (10-25 million passengers) in the prestigious Airports Council International (ACI) Europe Best Airport Awards. Each year, judges gather to assess Europe’s best airports across a range of categories including eco-innovation, digital innovation and HR excellence.

London Luton Airport won the top prize for the best medium-sized airport in Europe. The judges were impressed by Luton’s ‘One Team, One Plan’ strategy, which has led to fewer incidents and high employee satisfaction within the team. The judges also praised Luton for its net zero target by 2040 and celebrated how 2023 was the most profitable year to date, despite a temporary passenger cap. A shout-out was also given to the Luton Dart airport shuttle, which has made it much easier to get to the airport from central London.

Luton was the only UK airport to take home an award this year, with Heathrow narrowly missing out on Best Airport (over 40 million passengers) and coming in second place behind joint winners Istanbul Airport and Rome Fiumicino Airport.

More information about Luton’s victory can be found on the official ACI Europe website here.

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