UK: length of wait for security screening at Luton Airport 2018

The greatest share of passengers at Luton Airport waited between one to five minutes to be security screened. Only 25 percent stated that they had queued for longer than six minutes, although none of the respondents waited for longer than 30 minutes. 85 percent of passengers at Luton airport were satisfied with their security screening experience.

Fastest security lines

Gatwick had the fastest security line out of all airports located around London. Of passengers, 24 percent reported they did not have to wait at all when reaching security screening. This compared to 14 percent of travelers through Luton airport.

Luton passenger numbers

Around 17 million travelers arrived at or departed from the Bedfordshire-based airport in 2018. This was the highest figure since the beginning of the reporting period in 2000. Luton airport is a base for low cost carriers Ryanair, TUI Airways and Wizz Air.

How long did you queue when waiting to be security screened at Luton Airport?

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Release date

August 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

2,207 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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