Despite its small size and inconvenient distance from central London, London Luton Airport still handles nearly ten million passengers every year. There are plans in the works to extend the airport's limited runway facilities, which will eventually enable it to receive larger aircraft, and so serve more travellers.
Flights to London Luton Airport are mainly offered by low-cost carriers such as easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways and Ryanair. The cheap flights to London that these airlines offer prove too enticing for many travellers, who are willing to put up with the lengthy commute into the city that flying into Luton entails.
Most flights in and out of London Luton Airport serve European destinations, though there are some connections available to North African and Middle Eastern destinations, as well.