London Luton Airport saw more than 16 million passengers pass through its gates in 2023, as it welcomed a range of new shops and restaurants.

The year marked significant investments, including the Luton Airport Express rail service and DART shuttle launch, reducing central London commute time to roughly 30 minutes.

Inside the terminals, the airport introduced an executive lounge, 18 shops and restaurants such as Nolito, Yo!, Chopstix, and Benito’s, alongside upgraded toilet and washroom facilities, and children’s play equipment.

Alberto Martin, CEO of London Luton Airport, said: "2023, the year in which we celebrated our 85th anniversary, was another landmark year for London Luton Airport.

"With the launch of the Luton Airport Express and DART, Central London has never been closer.

"The impact of our ongoing investment, together with a drive to be London’s simplest, friendliest airport, is that passengers are really beginning to notice the difference."

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine voted Luton as the UK’s best airport.

Additionally, the airport's community investment continued with the launch of a Greener Future Fund, a new initiative that supports local environmental projects.

Ten community projects benefited, with grants totalling £89,000, along with LLA’s existing Community Trust Fund helping 23 projects across Bedfordshire.