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Minister touches down at Luton Airport to see winter resilience plans

Government working to ensure transport modes are prepared for severe weather.

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Robert Goodwill with snow equipment.

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill visited Luton Airport today (15 December 2014) to see how the airport has been preparing for the busy winter holiday season. The airport is expecting to see over 350,000 passengers over the Christmas period.

The minister saw the winter machinery used to clear runways and learnt more about the airport’s winter operations plan.

Robert Goodwill said:

The government is ensuring all transport modes are prepared for the winter season. Airports are particularly vital during the festive period and I am impressed by Luton Airport’s plans to keep people moving regardless of the weather.

The minister toured the control tower and was shown a number of ways in which the airport is working to improve passenger experience.

See our YouTube video on how the Department for Transport is working closely with local authorities to ensure disruption to the transport network is kept to a minimum in the event of severe winter weather.

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Published 15 December 2014