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Stansted Springs Into Summer With Exciting Route Development

02 Apr 2009

  • Return of popular links to Pakistan - this time via Dubai  
  • Jersey's bloom re-connected
  • First link to Kuala Lumpur and onward to Australia

As the clocks sprung forward to summer last weekend, Stansted started gearing up to welcome a number of exciting route additions onto its short and long haul networks, the first of which launched last night with a new connection to Pakistan via Dubai.  

Pakistan International Airlines re-started their popular links to Lahore and Islamabad last night, this time with an exciting connection via Dubai. AirAsia X  recently launched the worlds longest, low-cost long haul flights to Kuala Lumpur, with onward connections to Australia; and Jersey will be in full bloom in May when Aurigny re-connects the world-famous Channel Island, with £30 flights including free baggage allowance.  

"As we move into the summer schedules, and welcome back popular connections to destinations such as Croatia and St Tropez in France, we're also looking forward to welcoming these new and exciting routes onto our summer network here at Stansted. Great news for anyone wanting to lift themselves out of the credit crunch blues and take advantage of fantastic flights on offer.  

"The cultural and business opportunities associated with all the new direct links to Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Pakistan and Jersey speak volumes in themselves," commented Nick Barton commercial and development director BAA Stansted.

"Stansted is proud to offer more scheduled connections across Europe than any other airport in the world, and passengers frequently tell us they want to see us expand our networks even further, so we're delighted to be fulfilling those wishes with the recent arrival of AirAsia X, welcome return of PIA and a new connection from Aurigny.    

"These are challenging times for all industries, ours included, but the development of all these new services showcases the confidence airlines have in the ability of Stansted to ride through the storm and maintain and develop flight connections in line with the demand that is clearly still out there in the market.

"AirAsia X sold 12,000 seats within 12 hours of announcing their new route to Kuala Lumpur last November.  No-one can doubt their new route, with low-cost connections to Australia, is one of the most exciting to join the London air travel market in recent years."  

For full details on all the summer flight connections on offer from Stansted visit www.stanstedairport.com

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