London Luton Airport has announced a renewed focus on supporting the local community and making best use of its facilities during the current crisis.
While a minimum level of staffing is required to continue essential operations, some of the airport’s medically trained firefighters will be redeployed with the East of England ambulance service to assist them with their duties.
The airport has also created an online volunteer hub, with the target of providing at least 100 volunteers, across 18 different local charities and organisations, including Achieving Together, a provider of support for people with learning disabilities and autism.
London Luton has also registered its equipment and facilities for central government, local authorities and health services to use, as well as offering its car parks for a corona-virus testing site if required.
All of these measures build on the support already offered to the local community by London Luton, including working with the restaurants to donate food items to local homeless charities.
The airport remains open for repatriation, medical and military flights, as well as cargo flights, ensuring the delivery of vital supplies including medical equipment.