Extinction Rebellion campaigners have blocked entrances to several terminals at Luton Airport.

This morning (Tuesday, February 14) protesters from the organisation and affiliated groups blocked entrances to two private jet terminals at the location.


The incidents took place at the 'Harrods Aviation' and 'Signature' terminals, with protesters demanding that the government bans private jets and taxes frequent flyers.

A boat was used to to barricade three entrances to the Signature terminal, with protesters locked to the vehicle's hull and deck areas.

Herts Advertiser: Entrances to two private jet terminals were blocked.Entrances to two private jet terminals were blocked. (Image: Extinction Rebellion)

At the Harrods Aviation terminal, one campaigner locked themselves to two oil barrels.

Former airline pilot turned activist, Todd Smith, said: "Valentine’s Day should not have to cost the Earth, or the taxpayer.

"The people want a ban on private jets, as Climate Assembly UK demonstrated in 2020.

"But nothing has been done.


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"I can only assume the government has ignored the will of the people to protect the interests of their rich mates.

"We are here today to make them listen."

A spokesperson for London Luton Airport told The Herts Advertiser that the protest is having no impact to their operations.

The spokesperson said: "We would like to reassure passengers that a peaceful protest taking place away from the main terminal, is not causing any disruption.

"Flights and access to the airport remain unaffected.”

A protest named 'The Big One' has been planned for April 21, which aims to bring 100,000 people to Parliament.