London Luton Airport is a major international airport near the town of Luton, to the North of the city of London. Luton Airport is the fifth busiest in the United Kingdom, and the fourth busies in the Greater London Area, with over 14 million passengers passing through every year. Every day there are flights to all over Europe, as well as increasing numbers of flights to North Africa from London Luton Airport. You can track these flights as they are in the air using our Live Flight Tracker, found on this site. You can use this tracker to follow the progress of flights into and around Luton Airport, as far as their destinations.
The History of Luton Airport
London Luton Airport was opened in 1938, and was built in a unique position, with its runway on top of a large hill. It was used as a base for RAF planes during the second world war. After the war, it was opened to commercial airlines, and became a base for chartered airlines in the 1960s and 70s. In the 1990s, Luton Airport underwent large development programmes, and was renamed to London Luton Airport to emphasise its close connections with the capital. During the 2000s, London Luton Airport expanded and improved the facilities in its terminal building to accommodate the many passengers who were now using the airport. London Luton Airport is now a hub for many low cost airlines to destinations around Europe and North Africa.
Destinations from Luton Airport
London Luton Airport is a centre for travel between the UK and many European destinations. Airlines service routes from Luton to many popular tourist and holiday destinations in Europe, such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Malaga and Faro. The airport is also popular with travellers to and from Eastern Europe – routes to Budapest, Bucharest, Katowice and Warsaw being in the top ten most popular from London Luton Airport. With so many flights to Europe from Luton Airport, it is easy to find a plane to track in the air using the Flight Radar Service found on this site.
Airlines at Luton Airport
London Luton Airport serves as a base of operations for several low cost airlines, including easyJet, Thomson, Monarch and Ryanair. In 2017, the Hungarian low cost Airline WizzAir opened its first base in Britain at London Luton Airport, servicing destinations all across Eastern Europe. Other airlines to operate from London Luton Airport include Blue Air, Iberia and Vueling. Many cargo lines are serviced at London Luton Airport, such as Air France Cargo and Turkish Airlines Cargo. You can easily track all of these airlines’ flights using the Flight Tracker service on this site.
Flying from Luton Airport
London Luton Airport’s location just to the North of London means that is is easily reached from any part of London. It is also popular with travellers coming from those areas North of the city, inculding Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. London Luton Airport is particularly useful for those travellers looking for low cost fares to destinations within Europe. It is also very popular with travellers coming from or heading to Eastern Europe, due to the wealth of destinations in the region now serviced at the airport. Flights all over Europe and to many other destinations can be followed live on this site. Simply check out the Flight Radar on this site, and choose which flight you’d like to track.