London Luton Airport (LLA) has opened a new multi-faith airside Prayer Room which is available for staff and departing passengers to use around the clock.
The room is located near departure gate 20, just beyond the retail area of the Departures Lounge. Prayer mats and faith literature are provided and the carpeting features direction of prayer for those faiths that require it.
Religious washing facilities and toilets are also available nearby.
The Airport Chaplaincy Team led by The Revd. Canon Liz Hughes advised LLA and the contractors on the design and finishing of the Prayer Room and will care for the facility on a day to day basis.
The improved new facility has been opened as the airport begins its £110m redevelopment programme. The investment will increase LLA’s annual capacity from 12 million to 18 million by 2026 and transform the experience for passengers by delivering major upgrades to the airport’s facilities, including:
> A complete redesign of the terminal to create a quick, efficient, friendly and convenient passenger experience.
>Improved rail services, with overnight trains from Luton Airport Parkway and the addition of Oyster Card services through to the terminal building by the end of the year.
>Doubling of the existing retail space, introducing exciting shopping and dining options and creating a new world-class executive lounge.