Almost 1.2 million passengers used Luton airport in April – its busiest month since the start of the pandemic .
Last month’s total compared with just 106,000 passengers handled in April 2021.
City breaks were in high demand over the Easter half-term with Amsterdam topping the list of most popular destinations, followed by Bucharest, Budapest, Warsaw and Tirana.
A network of 130 destinations will be offered this summer, with the Greek island of Kefalonia becoming the latest addition with the introduction of easyJet flights from June 30.
The airport is actively recruiting people for dozens of roles across security, retail, customer service and hospitality In preparation for its busiest summer since pre-Covid 2019.
Staff are also being sought for the Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART) system, which will link the airport terminal with Luton airport Parkway railway station.
Airport chief executive Alberto Martin said: “The London Luton airport team has worked incredibly hard to deliver an excellent, stress-free airport experience over the Easter holidays, helping so many people reconnect with family and friends, enjoy a well-deserved holiday or forge new business connections.
“The launch of new destinations and the opening of new shops and restaurants, along with a great customer experience are a clear signal that LLA is truly back in business and positions us as the airport of choice for people travelling this summer.”