National Express launches new London Luton Airport service

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National Express is rolling out a new airport route to boost capacity and frequency for flyers.

The coach operator is launching the new A2 service to London Luton Airport, adding an additional 35 daily departures – 1,600 extra seats a day – going straight to the airport terminal.

In a first for London Luton Airport services, the A2 will pick up passengers from Paddington Station and Finchley Road and Frognal, as well as calling at existing stops in North London on the way to the airport.

To celebrate the launch of the new route, tickets will initially sold for £3 one way, available on a first come first served basis for the first week of the service.

A coach will depart Paddington approximately every 30 minutes, with a journey time of around 70 minutes.

The new service complements the existing A1 London Luton Airport service, which runs 49 direct daily departures from London Victoria to the airport. Both the A1 and the A2 will serve existing stops at Baker Street, St Johns Wood, Finchley Road and Golders Green, resulting in a more frequent service from these stops.

National Express Coach Managing Director, Chris Hardy, said: “Getting to the airport should be hassle free for passengers so we’re delighted to be adding more than 1,600 extra seats on this new London Luton Airport service with a fantastic introductory fare offer of £3.”

Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director for London Luton Airport, said: “The airport is undergoing the largest development in its history and our customers are now starting to see the benefits.

“We’re making the airport easier to reach than ever as we improve road links and public transport access.

“The new A2 service from National Express will offer passengers even greater choice when planning a journey to the airport.”