10th October 2015

Luton Airport, London

Airport transfers with chartered helicopters

London Luton Airport is ideally located on the M1 motorway, approximately 45 minutes drive north of central London, and offering easy access to the Midlands. Easy car and train transfers are available from London Luton and hiring a private helicopter charter can see you landing at London Battersea heliport inside of 15 minutes. Private jet arrivals and departures are available 24 hours a day and the airport benefits from three handlings agents, Harrods Aviation, Landmark Aviation and Signature Flight Support.

Location

The airport is located to the north of London offering excellent road and rail connections, not just for the city itself but for onward travel to other destinations within the UK. London Luton is just moments from the M1 motorway and there is an onsite railway station offering a fast service to London terminals in just 21 minutes. The postcode for the airfield is LU2 9LY.

History

London Luton Airport was officially opened in 1938 as Luton Municipal Airport and was designed, even in those days, to be the hub airport for north London. During the war years the airfield continued to operate as a commercial airfield as well as being the base for 264 fighter squadron. The airport was also an important manufacturing base and the site at which the Percival Aircraft company built the Mosquito aircraft. Through the 1950s and 60s Luton became increasingly important as a hub for airlines offering package holidays, a precursor to the low cost airlines that now dominate. The airport continues to expand and develop and in July 2014 planning consent was granted for a £100m development to further enhance Luton’s position as an important part of London’s airport infrastructure.

Facilities

There are three handling agents based at London Luton Airport, Harrods Aviation, Landmark Aviation and Signature Flight Support. All three companies offer a VIP service, ramp side vehicle access, customs and immigration clearance.

Getting to London

The airport is situated on the M1 motorway, offering a convenient driving route into the north of London. Fast train transfers from Luton Airport Parkway to St Pancras take as little as 21 minutes. Helicopter transfers are available to London Battersea Heliport for the West End or London Vanguard for Canary Wharf.

Opening Hours

London Luton Airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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