More flights at London Luton Airport (LLA) were operated using next-generation aircraft this summer than at any other major European airport.

Data gathered by aviation intelligence and data specialist RDC Aviation shows that between April and August 2023, more than a third (33.5%) of all flights from LLA were operated using Airbus neo or Boeing Max variants, reducing emissions by up to 20%.  

This year has seen LLA working with its three largest airlines to double their next-generation fleet averages operating at the airport. In April, Ryanair announced the addition of three new 737 8200 (MAX) aircraft to be based at LLA, while Wizz Air is increasing the number of Airbus A321 neos in its LLA fleet to 100% by 2025. easyJet has also increased the number of Airbus neo operating flights from LLA

The data shows that the increase in next-generation aircraft accounted for 33.52% of total departures from LLA, ahead of second -placed Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport and third-placed Lisbon Airport, with Milan Orio Al Serio and Athens Eleftherios Venizelos making up the top five. 

Image: London Luton Airport