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Luton Airport

London Luton Airport,
Navigation House
Airport Way,
LU2 9LY,
01582 405100

Luton Airport is thirty two miles from Central London, it opened for commercial flights in 1938 and was used by a Jet fighter Squadron during WW11, today the Airport sees business and holiday makers alike, the numbers of which rose to over 9 million during 2007. The Terminal Building is easily accessible by bus/coach and taxi, or by Rail into Luton Parkway Station then a short shuttle bus ride to the Terminal Building. Or for those passengers wishing to drive, take Junction 10 on the M1 motorway for two miles to the Airport, on the M25 it is Junction 21, then onto the M1 and again Junction 10.….. On arrival at the Airport there is a choice of parking from Short and Long Stay, and Disabled Passengers have designated parking spaces and access to Help points in which they may request assistance. Inside the Terminal Building the Arrivals and Check In Desks are on the same floor, together with Trolleys, toilets including the facilities of Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing, Bureau De Change and shops. Level Two has Baby Change Facilities, and Baby Care rooms that have nappy dispensers and changing tables. There is also a wide range of shops to browse and Tax and Duty free Shopping with Wines, Spirits, Perfumes and Gifts to tempt. There is an Internet Café, Currency Exchange and ATM machines throughout the Terminal Building that accept all major Debit and Credit Cards, WIFI is also on hand. There are many restaurants, Bars and Cafés that also offer special Children’s Menus. For the business Traveller there are comfy lounges to rest a spell, and for Disabled passengers there is free use of Airport wheelchairs, Induction Loops and Help Points in which to request assistance. There are also Amusement Centres and Children’s Play Areas to enjoy….

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