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Luton Airport Guide

Luton is one among the six international airports in London. It serves about 9 million passengers every year and is the United Kingdom’s fifth busiest airport. It is located in the borough of Luton in Bedfordshire, it serves international destinations in North Africa, Europe and Asia. The airport was opened for public operations in 1938. It witnessed major refurbishment activities in 1999 and currently boasts a new traffic control tower and cargo centre. The single passenger terminal in the airport has been improvised with new facilities.

Traveling between the airport and Central London is an easy task due to the efficient public transport system of the city. Operating at a frequency of every fifteen minutes, National Express coach services connect passengers to different areas in London. Passengers can also choose to travel using transfer coaches, buses and trains. Cheap parking spaces at the airport are a the convenience of passengers for those that wish to self drive. London taxis can be availed directly outside the passenger terminal during all hours of the day. They can be pre booked and also include special meet and greet services.

Basic Facilities at the Airport
The airport is fully equipped with basic facilities such as restrooms, payphones, currency counters and infant changing rooms. The terminal has several shops and duty free stores which offer everything from designer labels to street wear fashion. You can also catch a quick bite and relax at one of the restaurants within the terminal. For passengers with disability Luton proves hospitable through its specialised features and friendly staff members. The departures and arrivals hall can be accessed by a short walk away from the main terminal building. The airport operates an automated boarding announcement system in the departure lounge for boarding and final call before each flight.

Perks at the Airport
Luton airport offers wireless internet throughout its premises. Passengers can make use of wired internet kiosks and free printing services as well as iPod and laptop charging docks. Luton has lounges that provide access to free internet and a complimentary range of snacks and quality wines. Be a guest at one of the lounges and treat yourself before you embark on journey.

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