Luton Rising is a business and social enterprise that works in, for and is owned by the community – our sole shareholder is Luton Council. Our largest asset is London Luton Airport, and we are proud that we are owners of by far the most socially impactful airport in the country, supporting and improving lives across the communities we serve.
We make a major economic contribution to our local region, and aim to be one of the greenest airports.
Pre-pandemic, 18 million passengers chose our airport to connect with over 127 destinations in 37 countries. We are the UK’s fifth largest airport and our plans for an additional terminal will create 16,000 new jobs across the region and an additional £1.8bn in economic activity.
We are the UK’s most socially impactful airport and have given over £155 million in philanthropy to local community projects. For every passenger travelling through our airport, 53p is invested directly in the local community: 20 times that of any other UK airport.
Our Sustainability and Net Zero Strategies and our emerging Green Controlled Growth approach to expansion, make, we believe, some of the most far-reaching commitments to minimising environmental impact ever put forward by a UK airport.
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The owner and the operator of London Luton Airport have announced a new joint investment package to support the airport’s sustainable recovery following the severe impacts of the pandemic.
A new skills, innovation and business hub is expected to create over 200 new jobs for Luton, thanks to Luton Rising, the council’s company which owns the airport.
We are London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL), the Luton Council company that owns but does not run London Luton Airport, and we call this project Future Luton.
Find out the latest news regarding our airport expansion proposal