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Engineers key to Luton Airport vision


Engineers have an “essential” role to play in ensuring Luton Airport gets better as well as bigger, according to its chief executive.

Nick Barton said improving passenger experience while major works are underway is a major challenge for the Bedfordshire airport.

London Luton Airport is investing more than £100M in a transformation project designed to boost capacity by 50% to 18M passengers per year by 2020.

“We’re under no illusions that this is an ambitious project,” said Barton ahead of the New Civil Engineer Airports conference in London next week.

“We’re doubling the size of the terminal building and carrying out vital upgrades to our infrastructure, from improving access from the M1 motorway to building a brand new multi-storey car park with 1,700 parking spaces.

“The technical expertise of engineers is essential to ensure that our vision is realised on time and to the highest possible standards.”

Barton will be speaking alongside a raft of key figures from airports across the UK at the New Civil Engineer conference.

Heathrow strategy director Emma Gilthorpe and Gatwick corporate affairs and sustainability director Charles Kirwan-Taylor will go head-to-head over their rival expansion plans at the event.

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