Long-haul: Orlando, Las Vegas, Cancun
UK regional: Isle of man, Newcastle and Newquay
European / North Africa: Deauville, Azores, Clermont and Monastir
Stansted Airport’s departure boards have a spring in their step as the airport prepares to welcome ten new routes onto the growing route network this summer. The weekend saw the start of the summer timetables as the airport now gears up for the busy getaway with over 280,000 passengers forecast to travel through over Easter.
New routes set for take-off in the coming weeks include Flybe to Newcastle and Ryanair to Deauville and the Azores. May will see the start of Flybe’s new daily service to Newquay whilst easyJet will launch a new connection to Monastir in June and in July, Thomas Cook Airlines will operate new long-haul services to Orlando, Cancun and Las Vegas.
Stansted already serves over 170 direct connections and offers more scheduled European destinations than any other UK airport. As well as an extensive route network, the airport also offers up to four flights a day to key destinations such as Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow, providing passengers with greater choice and increased connectivity.
Looking ahead to the route development at Stansted this summer, the airport’s Managing Director Andrew Harrison said:
“Stansted is already the fastest growing major airport in the UK serving over 20million passengers a year and with the new routes set to join the departure boards, is set for a very busy and exciting summer.
“Providing our passengers with the widest choice of destinations and airlines is at the heart of our ambition to continue the growth of Stansted. Whilst we have much of Europe covered in terms of connectivity, it’s really exciting to be expanding our network even further and to open new UK connections to better serve our regions and to also welcome our new long-haul connections to the USA and Mexico.
“The £80m transformation of our departure lounge couldn’t have been timed better as we continue to rapidly grow our passenger numbers. With phase two of the terminal re-development nearing completion, and with many more new shops and our Escape Lounge to follow very soon this really is a fantastic time to choose Stansted when jetting off for summer.”