London Luton Airport opens new multi-faith prayer room

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London Luton Airport (LLA) has opened a new multi-faith airside prayer room, which is available for staff and departing passengers to use 24 hours a day.

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 are also available nearby.

The Airport Chaplaincy Team led by The Reverend Canon Liz Hughes advised Luton Airport 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 new facility has been opened as the airport begins its £110m (US$168m) redevelopment program. The investment will increase London Luton Airport’s annual capacity from 12 million to 18 million by 2026 and will deliver major upgrades to the airport’s facilities.

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