London-Luton: all flights suspended due to fire

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London-Luton suspended all flights from Tuesday, October 10 in the evening and until 12 p.m. this Wednesdaybecause of a major fire which caused the partial collapse of one of its car parks.

โ€œThe safety of our passengers and staff remains our top priority. We have therefore taken the decision to suspend all flights until Wednesday October 11 at 12 p.m.โ€œ, London-Luton said last night on its site. Access to the airport is also restricted: โ€œWe are asking people not to travel to the airport at this timeยป, added the airport.

The fire broke out last night around 9:00 p.m. in a recently built parking lot. Images broadcast by British media show a multi-story building on fire near a terminal. Witnesses on social media reported explosions. Slightly injured, four firefighters and an airport employee were hospitalized.

Served in particular by the low-cost easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air, London-Luton saw 13 million passengers pass through in 2022. After Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, it is the fourth airport serving the British capital.

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