Luton Rising is a business and social enterprise that is owned by a sole shareholder, Luton Council, for community benefit, not private shareholders. 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 around 11,000 new jobs and an additional £1.5bn in economic activity.
We are the UK’s most socially impactful airport and have given £180 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 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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Visit our retrofit home this autumn and find out how you can reduce energy bills and carbon emissions in your own home.
Luton DART, the innovative airport shuttle service, celebrated its first Hallowe’en in style by partnering with local drama group Griffin Players and enlisting the creative talents of media students from Barnfield College.
The Luton DART’s fabulous platform piano has been officially unveiled amid a vivid kaleidoscope of sound and colour.