London Luton Airport

London Luton airport is designated as a Coordinated (Level 3) airport from the start of the Summer 2013 Scheduling season, in accordance with the IATA Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines. 

Airport Opening Hours
London Luton airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.  

ACL provides services from 0900 to 1700 UK local time, on weekdays only (excluding public holidays), and the coordination team can be contacted as follows:

Coordinator Contact Details


ACL Out of Hours Coverage
Outside normal office hours (evenings, weekends, public holidays), service is provided by the airport operator.

Please note – the Out of Hours service will only deal with short term ad-hoc schedule changes and new requests.  All other changes must be submitted to ACL during normal office hours.

The contact numbers for Out of Hours assistance at London Luton are shown below:


Cover Provided By Telephone No. Fax No. / E-mail
Apron Control +44 (0)1582 395 525 +44 (0)1582 395 526 /


Planned Closures

A Notam has been issued for the closure of the runway on the 26th June between 0300 and 0400 UTC

Local Guidelines
Article 8(5) of the slot Regulation enables additional rules and guidelines for the coordination of airports to be established by the air transport industry or the Coordination Committee to deal with specific scheduling problems and issues, provided such rules

  • do not affect the independence of the Coordinator
  • comply with Community law
  • improve the efficient use of the airport.

At the airports served by ACL a number of Local Guidelines have been developed and agreed by the Coordination Committees to deal with specific scheduling issues.

Local Guideline 1
The Coordination Committee at Luton has agreed a local rule to deal with the allocation and distribution of Night Movements and Night Noise Quota to comply with limitations on night operations set by Luton County Council.  For full details, please click here.


Local Guideline 2
This guideline deals with the consequences of late hand-back of slots.  To view full details, please click here.

Airport Committees
The Coordination Committee has been formed to deal with various scheduling and coordination issues.  The Constitution is available in the ACL Reference Library.

Seasonal Reports
For each scheduling season ACL publishes a seasonal report containing details of the slots requested and allocated and the utilisation of airport capacity and infrastructure.

The Seasonal Report is normally published around the start of each season.

Copies of the seasonal reports for London Luton can be downloaded from the Reports / Statistics section.

The reports are in either Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed, you can download it from Adobe´s web site


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