July 22, 2024

Shiv Telegram Media Exclusive: Massive Fire Shuts Down Luton Airport Carpark

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Shiv Telegram Media Exclusive: Massive Fire Shuts Down Luton Airport Carpark
Shiv Telegram Media Exclusive: Massive Fire Shuts Down Luton Airport Carpark

London Luton Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Fire

London Luton Airport, the fifth-largest airport in the UK, has been forced to close after a fire broke out in the multistory parking garage, leading to a “significant structural collapse.” As a result, all flights have been suspended until at least 3 p.m. Wednesday, causing the cancellation of around 140 flights so far.

The closure is estimated to affect up to 40,000 passengers who had planned to travel through the airport. Authorities are advising passengers not to travel to the airport and to contact their respective airlines for more information regarding their flights. The disruptions caused by the fire have dealt a major blow to both travelers and airlines alike.

In light of the situation, Aviation Minister Baroness Charlotte Vere has urged individuals to follow Luton Airport’s social media channels for guidance and updates on the resumption of flight operations. Emergency services continue to work diligently to make the airport operational as soon as possible.

The fire originated on the third floor of the Terminal 2 parking garage shortly after a vehicle caught fire. Thankfully, there have been no reported injuries so far, and the fire is believed to have been accidental.

Early estimates suggest that up to 1,200 vehicles may have endured damage due to the fire, although a “substantial number” remained unharmed. The incident has caused inconvenience and financial losses for many individuals.

London Luton Airport, located approximately 30 miles north of the capital city, serves as a major transportation hub for both domestic and international travel. Passengers are advised to expect further disruption and to stay updated on the situation as it unfolds.

Although the closure of London Luton Airport has undoubtedly caused significant inconveniences, passengers remain hopeful for a swift recovery and the resumption of normal operations at the airport.

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