The Princess Royal visited the newly renovated London Luton Airport earlier this week to view its terminal building and arrivals area.
“We were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness to the airport,” said Alberto Martin, the CEO of London Luton Airport.
“The visit was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the transformation of the airport, and it’s a testament to the hard work of all our staff that the airport is as successful as it is today.”
Princess Anne last visited the London Luton Airport in 1995, when she opened the new airport control tower. She revisited the control tower on her visit Tuesday.
During her visit, Princess Anne was presented with a specially designed mural that reflects the role women play at the London Luton Airport by the local Girl Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.
Per the London Luton Airport, the mural “creates a set of wings with each feather representing every woman who works at London Luton Airport.” Princess Anne also met with women who work at the airport in the various sectors, as well as with the Protective Security Team and their dogs.
“We are proud of the work being carried out at our airport to transform the experience for visitors and it is a genuine pleasure to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to meet some of the people who are involved in this important transformation,” said Helen Nellis, the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire.
“Her visit is a great honour and has caused great delight to both the adults and children she met.”
Princess Anne’s visit attracted the attention of flyers, many of whom stopped to take photos and videos of the royal visit before heading to their gates.
The London Luton Airport is an international airport located near the town of Luton in Bedfordshire and has been operational since the end of the Second World War. In 2018, it carried over 16.6 million passengers.