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London Luton Airport


One of the largest airports in the United Kingdom, London Luton Airport is located 32 miles northwest of the center of London. With its highly accessible location, impressive security facilities, priority parking and disabled-parking services, shopping and eating options, London Luton Airport is definitely a world-class airport in its own right.

Publicly owned by Luton Borough Council but managed and developed privately by London Luton Airport Operations Ltd, London Luton Airport first became operational on July 16, 1938. It was referred to as the Luton Municipal Airport during its earlier years, earning the title as London's designated northern terminal. Additional renovations throughout the years have improved the facilities and buildings within and surrounding the airport.

The London Luton airport also offers a wide range of shopping and dining options. The Cotton Traders shop, located within the check-in area, offers clothing and footwear selections for everyone. Spectrum Internet offers Internet, e-mail and online gaming services and provides Wi-Fi connectivity all over the airport. For restaurants and eateries, there's the French-style bar, Bar Des Voyageurs, Italian coffee shop Costa and Starbucks Coffee. Finally, there's Burger King and Food Village for comfort food goodness.

London Luton airport offers convenient and secure car parking services, which include disabled parking and priority parking options. There are also car hire firms located within the airport, which include Europcar, Hertz and Avis, among many others. On-airport bookings may also be done conveniently online, through London Luton Airport's website.

Since the airport maintains strict security at all times, it may be important to remember the following security tips:
* Firearms, pointed objects, blunt instruments and chemical substances are not allowed for hand luggage carrying.
* You need to secure prescriptions for any medicines of more than 100ml found in your hand luggage
* Lost properties or items may be reported to the Airport Lost Property section.

Direct-flight destinations from London Luton Airport primarily include destinations all over Europe such as Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece, to name a few. Destinations in Asia such as China, Thailand and India may be reached through an on-going flight. Airlines that operate in London Luton include Adria Airways, Aer Lingus, Blue Air, easyJet, EL AL, Flybe, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomson and Wizz Air. The airport also offers online bookings for flights and hotel accommodations.

Several business hotels and fancy accommodations are located very near the London Luton. The Holiday Inn Express is just ten minutes from the Terminal building. Travellers who prefer a hotel that's easily accessible to and from several attractions within Luton will find the Holiday Inn Luton to be an ideal choice. The Icon Hotel, which offers free Wi-fi and free parking is situated in central Luton, is also another great option. There are also budget hotel offerings within the area, including the Ibis Luton Airport Hotel, which is just a seven-minute walk from London Luton Airport.

The following tips may be useful when traveling:
* Check size limits with specific airline prior to traveling
* If you plan to travel with pets, don't forget to contact your specific airline.
* Subject any liquids bought at the airport and brought into the aircraft through a screening process.
* Make sure that you know which items - such as flammable liquids and solids, flares and fireworks, etc - are not allowed inside the aircraft.

London Luton Airport,
Navigation House,
Airport Way,
Bedfordshire LU2 9LY,
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: (0)1582 405 100
Fax: (0)1582 395 450
Time Zone: GMT (GMT + 1 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 51km (32 miles) northeast of London
IATA airport code: LTN