Luton Airport Transfers and Chauffeur Car Services
Executive Drive can transport you to and from your flight at Luton airport.
Our chauffeur driven vehicles include Mercedes E Class, Mercedes S Class and Mercedes Viano (people carrier) or similar.
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Luton Airport History
Luton Airport was opened in 1938 just before the Second World War and served as a base for the Royal Air Force.
After the war the area remained an airport and reverted back to the jurisdiction of the local Council.
The current Luton Airports terminal cost £40 million to develop and was opened in November 1999 by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
The airport is currently public and privately run and the original public/private partnership was signed in August 1998. The public section of the airport is run by the Luton Borough Council and the private section of the airport is run by London Luton Airport Operations Limited.
Luton Airport Information
London Luton Airport is located in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire and is 35 miles north of London.
The airport is of the main airports serving London, along with Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and City airports, and it is the fourth largest.
In 2010 nearly nine million passengers flew through Luton Airport, and this made the airport the fifth busiest London Airport.
The airport is a main hub for some of the budget airlines, namely, Easyjet, Monarch, Thomson, and Ryanair.
The majority of destinations which Luton Airport serves are in Europe, but some scheduled flights go to North Africa and Asia.
Luton airport employs eight and a half thousand people, five hundred directly employed by the airport and the remaining amount is employed indirectly.
The airport today has a single runway which runs from east to west.
There was a television programme made about the airport called Airline which followed the staff of Easyjet at the Airport. The airport also was put in the public eye in the television advert starring Loraine Chase, “Were truly wafted here from paradise.” – “N’a Luton Airport”.
The airport has easy access to the M1 motorway which leads to the M25 orbital motorway.
London Luton Airport has many places of interest near to the airport.
Firstly there is Bedford Museum, which incorporates The Cecil Higgins Museum, is in the former Higgins and Sons Brewery which was built in 1838.
The museum's collection tells a story of the history of the area. These include domestic, corporate, military and agricultural artefacts, as well as local crafts and industries.
Bedford Museum's archaeology collections include Palaeolithic flint tools and hand axes. Another pace of interest near to the airport is marina which is set in 300 acres of country park.
The Aspects Leisure Centre is 10 minutes from the Marina, which includes a multiplex cinema, a bingo hall, a Fitness Centre.
The Shuttleworth Collection which is near to the airport is an aeronautical and automotive museum located at the Old Warden airfield in Bedfordshire. It is one of the most prestigious in the world due to the variety of old and well-preserved aircraft. The collection was founded in 1928 by aviator Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth.Executive Drive can transport you from the airport to any of these places of interest.