Flight Operations to London Luton Airport 

Flight Operations to London Luton Airport

Flight Operations to London Luton Airport : Familiar with operations at London Luton Airport? Here’s what you need to know to successfully plan a mission to one of the world’s most in-demand business aviation destinations. 

Global MRO Procurement Expo gets underway on May 31st at the London Olympia in London. Here’s what you need to know to plan operations to London Luton.

London Luton Airport 
  • IATA code: LTN
  • ICAO code: EGGW
  • Latitude/ longitude: N 51° 52.5′ W 00° 22.1′
  • Magnetic variation: 3.6°W
  • Elevation: 526′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time zone: GMT DST
Operational Information
  • No overflight or landing permits are required for private flights
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing but not overflight permits
  • The average lead time for permit approval is one working day
  • The CAA is closed on weekends
  • There are no parking restrictions but limited ramp space at the FBOs
  • Slots are allocated on a first come first served basis during peak times
  • To secure slots for General Aviation flights, it is advisable to book early
Immigration

EU Passengers

  • A passport or country ID is required, a visa is not required

Note: Flights between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man are treated as domestic flights, therefore are not subject to UK immigration control

Non- EU Passengers

  • A passport and visa are required

Note: Flights between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man are treated as domestic flights, therefore are not subject to UK immigration control.

For visitors who are visa exempt up to a maximum stay of six months, the period of stay will be determined by the immigration officer on arrival.

Visa exemptions: A maximum stay of six months is allowed for several nationalities holding a printed Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW). The period of stay will be determined on arrival by an immigration officer.

The Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) issued must:

  • Be submitted online via https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/ at least 48 hours but more than three months prior to travel
  • All details on the EVW must match the data on the passport
  • The itinerary on the EVW must match the details of the passenger’s journey. The EVW is valid for up to eight hours after the original departure time provided passenger travels on the same route and arrives in the same city mentioned in the EVW

Non-EU Crew

A passport, visa and crew member ID card are required for operation crew. Deadheading crew members are subject to passenger restrictions.

Note: Flights between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man are treated as domestic flights, therefore are not subject to UK immigration control.

A visa is not required for a maximum stay of seven days provided an individual is arriving and departing as Operational Crew.

Crew members who are a visa required national, arriving as a passenger and departing as operational crew, or arriving as operational crew and departing as a passenger do not require a visa if all of the following applies to them:

  • They arrive by air
  • They’re able to confirm that they will depart, by air, before 23:59 the next day
  • They have the relevant General Declaration for the flight they are operating
  • They hold a passport and airline company ID

EU Crew

A passport and crew member ID card are required for operation crew. Deadheading crew members are subject to passenger restrictions.

Note: A visa is not required for a maximum stay of seven days provided the individual arrives and departs as Operational Crew.

Crew arriving as a passenger and departing as operational crew, or arriving as operational crew and departing as a passenger do not require a visa if they are a visa exempt national.

Customs

If you’re traveling from an EU country you can bring an unlimited amount of the majority of goods.

If you’re traveling from a non-EU country you will be limited to a certain amount before paying duty. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

Currency: The local currency is the British Pound GBP.

You must declare cash of 10,000 Euro or more or the equivalent in another currency if you’re taking it between the UK and any non-EU country.

Transport
  • Taxis are widely available throughout the Greater London area
  • The drive from Luton to Paddington takes approximately 40 minutes
  • A public bus transfer from Luton to Paddington takes approximately one hour
  • Rail transport is available at London Paddington – a central London railway terminus and the London Underground station complex
Accommodation
  • Hilton London Paddington
  • Hotel Mercure London Paddington
  • Shaftsbury Premier London Paddington Hotel
  • Hotel Indigo London Paddington

Note: This list is based on proximity and for informational purposes only. UAS does not promote any specific establishments.