London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW) (previously called Luton International Airport)is an international airport located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) eastof the town centre in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire, England and is 30.5 NM (56.5 km; 35.1 mi) north of Central London. The airport is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Junction 10a of the M1 motorway. It is the fourth largest airport serving the London area after Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, and is one of London's five international airports along with London City Airport.
In 2008, total passengers at London Luton increased by 2.6% to 10,180,734,the first time over 10 million passengers were handled in a single year, making it the fifth busiest airport in the UK. The airport serves as a hub for EasyJet, Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways and Ryanair.Most of the routes served are within Europe, although there are some charter airline routes to intercontinental destinations.