Video shows how London Luton Airport has supported the national effort in the fight against coronavirus

Although passengers numbers were down by 98 per cent in April and May, London Luton Airport (LLA) has been busy supporting the national effort in the fight against coronavirus.

By Holly Patel
Thursday, 25th June 2020, 2:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th June 2020, 2:34 pm

The airport has remained open throughout to accommodate medical and military flights, along with cargo flights delivering vital supplies including personal protective equipment for the NHS.

They have also accommodated a number of dedicated repatriation flights as well as a small number of scheduled flights for those who have an essential need to travel.

A spokesperson for LLA said: "We created a volunteering scheme, LLA Heroes, with around 70 volunteers signing up to help more than a dozen different local charities and organisations, including Luton Foodbank and NOAH.

Drive through testing at London Luton Airport (C) LLA

"Our Mid-stay car park is being used as a drive-in COVID-19 testing centre and we supported the RAF with some training including a C-17 Transporter aircraft from Brize Norton (shown in the video)."

The video also shows some of the changes in the terminal to ensure travelling remains safe when restrictions are lifted.