London Luton Airport (LLA) has announced an investment worth more than £30 million to enhance the passenger experience.
The latest phase includes an £8 million development of a flagship, two-storey restaurant to replace its existing Frankie & Benny’s unit. Set to open next year, the new eatery will accommodate up to 500 diners and feature a mezzanine floor overlooking the LLA departure lounge.
Construction is due to begin this week, while a £20 million refurbishment of the airport’s security hall is already underway. This includes the installation of body scanners, CT scanner technology to speed up processing times and new flooring and ceilings.
This year, LLA has already opened several shops and restaurants, upgraded toilet and washroom amenities, as well as facilities for a children’s play area.
Alberto Martin, Chief Executive at London Luton Airport, said: “This is an exciting phase of development that will deliver yet more enhancements to London Luton Airport’s simple and friendly passenger experience. This year, we have already invested £12 million in enhancing facilities across the terminal and we are already seeing the benefits of this investment, with excellent passenger feedback on our latest shops, restaurants and upgraded facilities.
“Throughout the summer, our teams have worked hard to achieve a strong operational performance and our aim throughout this development project is to maintain that level of service while ensuring that disruption is kept to a minimum.”