IFATC at home - London Luton

IFATC AT HOME

Hello IFC!

Welcome to my first IFATC at home thread, where I will be showcasing one of the less-known London Airports - Luton!

Whether you agree with it or not, it is advertised as London Luton, and sits around 35 miles north of Central London. It is the HQ of easyJet, and a base for Ryanair, Wizz Air UK and TUI!

For the first time in IFATC At Home History, Luton Will be fully staffed! With @DimitriB Taking Approach, and Myself on Tower, Ground and Atis!

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Why Luton?

Luton Airport is an airport I have travelled out of quite a bit in my life. With it being a bit of a ‘budget hub’, I have found myself flying out of there for short weekend trips for a low cost!

As mentioned before, it is a base for many airlines, and there is a decent variety of European Destinations available from Luton!

Airport Details:

Runway Dimensions Elevation Surface
07/25 7067 x 149 ft 524 ft Asphalt
Frequency Controller
Atis @Charlieab29
Ground @Charlieab29
Tower @Charlieab29
Approach @DimitriB

Destinations:

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easyJet

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Wizz Air

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Ryanair

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Recommended routes

1-2 Hours
Aircraft Airline Destination ICAO Flight Time
737-800 Ryanair Cork EICK 1:10
A319-100 easyJet Amsterdam EHAM 1:00
A320-200 easyJet Biarritz LFBZ 1:30
A321-200 Wizz Air Milan Malpensa LIMC 1:30
737-800 Ryanair Copenhagen EKCH 1:40
A319-100 easyJet Isle Of Man EGNS 1:00
A319-100 easyJet Inverness EGPE 1:20
737-800 Ryanair Barcelona LEBL 1:40
A320-200 Wizz Air Prague LKPR 1:30
737-800 Ryanair Nîmes LFTW 1:35
2-4 Hours
Aircraft Airline Destination ICAO Flight Time
A320-200 easyJet Palermo LICJ 2:30
A321-200 Wizz Air Gdansk EPGD 2:30
737-800 Ryanair Athens LGAV 3:00
A321-200 Wizz Air Poprad Tatry LZTT 2:10
A321-200 Wizz Air Moscow UUWW 3:30
A320-200 easyJet Corfu LGKR 2:50
A320-200 Wizz Air Tirana LATI 2:30
737-800 TUI Zakynthos LGZA 3:10
A319-100 easyJet Split LDSP 2:10
A320-200 easyJet Rome LIRF 2:20
4-6 hours
Aircraft Airline Destination ICAO Flight Time
737-800 El Al Tel Aviv LLBG 5:00
A321-200 Wizz Air Larnaca LCLK 4:30
737-800 TUI Antalya LTAI 4:10
A320-200 easyJet Tenerife GCTS 4:10
737-800 Ryanair Fuerteventura GCFV 4:00
A320-200 easyJet Mykonos LGMK 4:05
A320-200 Wizz Air Kutaisi UGKO 4:35
737-800 TUI Heraklion LGIR 4:10
A321-200 Wizz Air Gran Canaria GCLP 4:05
737-800 TUI Sharm El Sheikh HESH 5:20
A320-200 easyJet Dalaman LTBS 4:05

Opening Hours:

Between 2020-07-19T09:00:00Z and 2020-07-19T15:00:00Z

Updates will be posted below!

Thanks for reading, I hope to see you there!

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Congrats on becoming IFATC! Just one thing I don’t see LEPA in the recommended routes ;) I will try and fly out.

Cign :)

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Haha yeah, the recommended routes are mostly ‘untouched’ or ‘less well known’ airports, as Luton has many unique routes so I tried throwing in some smaller airports along with the classics.

Hope to see you there!

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Such a fantastic thread! It’s worth the visit some stunning scenery around it!!

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Yes Dan, the stunning Luton :lmao:

Wonderful thread Charlie ⚔️

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Congrats on becoming ifatc mate! Will defo pop by on Sunday :)

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Thanks guys, looking forward to seeing you all there :)

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Oui you won’t miss seeing me flying out, once again congrats with IFATC!🥳

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Congratulations on making it to IFATC!

I think the UK is going to be on a roll this IFATC at home!

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Thanks @DannyHL, look forward to seeing you there!

Cheers @Ecoops123, Yes I agree haha. London especially!

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I’m strulgging whether to open up Lydd, Gatwick, Southemd, or any other London-named airport, but I’m looking for somewhere that I can control for a little longer, so I think I’ll be moving up North to Glasgow if it isn’t taken by then 🤔

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I considered Southend and Lydd too. Unfortunately, Southend has no ground frequency, and I can’t see Lydd getting too popular :/

Gatwick would be fun! Always gets very busy during IFATC at home!

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Great thread, looking forward to have ATC at my nearest airport

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Thank you, hope to see you there ;)

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Ill fly in either from LIRF or LYBE :)

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Awesome, can’t wait to see you there!

I’ll try to stop by!

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Thanks, would be much appreciated :)

This is a really cool thread, and I hope you get some traffic. All of the London airports, imo, are pretty interesting.

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Thank you! I definitely agree, each London Airport has something special about it! For me, I love Luton for it’s short runway and route variety!

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