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.
“The 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.“, London-Luton said last night on its site. Access to the airport is also restricted: “We are asking people not to travel to the airport at this time», 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.