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Faster and more reliable trains needed from new East Anglia rail operator to support Stansted's growth

London Stansted Airport is calling on the Government to use the new East Anglia rail franchise as an opportunity to adopt a joined-up approach to tackling rail and aviation capacity issues.

Flybe touchdown to expand the UK gateway at Stansted

-       Flybe on Stansted departure boards for first time in airport’s history

-       New UK connections include Isle of Man, Newcastle and Newquay 

More leading brands join menu at Stansted

Multi-million pound transformation emerges from hoardings  

  • Coast to Coast – the all American dining experience

  • itsu – offering lower calorie, lower fat options that don’t compromise on taste 

Stansted Airport passenger traffic grows by 25% in February

  • Busiest February at Stansted since 2008
  • Monthly passengers increase by 25% to 1.47 million
  • Annual growth of 14.4% sees Stansted the fastest growing major UK airport



Ryanair Launches London Stansted Winter 2015 Schedule

Press release issued by Ryanair 11th March 2015





Stansted publishes Sustainable Development Plan highlighting the growth potential of existing runway

  • The ability to double passenger numbers to 40-45 million within agreed noise and air quality limits and existing boundary
  • Supporting extra 10,000 on-site jobs and generating £4.6bn in additional economic benefit
  • Key enabler of growth in the East of England, east London and along the burgeoning London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor

giraffe lands at Stansted Airport for first time

giraffe, the popular family friendly high street brand, has landed at Stansted Airport for the first time today following the opening of its new restaurant in the international departure lounge - one of many new and exciting tastes joining the menu at Stansted as part of the £80million transformation to improve services and facilities for passengers.

Transport expert calls for new Stansted rail line

A leading transport expert has highlighted the significant benefits better rail links could bring for the millions of passengers travelling to and from Stansted Airport during a speech at the airport.

EasyJet launches a new service from London Stansted Airport to Monastir, Tunisia

Press release issued by easyJet 18 February 2015


easyJet launches a new service from London
Stansted Airport to Monastir, Tunisia

- 26 destinations now offered by
easyJet from Stansted airport this summer

Stansted Airport soars past 20 million passenger milestone as 2015 gets off to a flyer

January traffic increases by 28%, the highest monthly rate since 2004

Flights and flowers all the way at Stansted as the romantic rush for Valentine’s Day begins

Stansted Airport’s played cupid for the nation’s romantics as 200 tonnes of flowers arrived last week ahead of Valentine’s Day.

Stansted unveils next phase of airport transformation

London Stansted has announced the next phase of its airport transformation - an £8million upgrade of its Satellite One departure gate area. Unveiling details at ‘Future Travel Experience’ industry conference in central London, the Airport’s Managing Director, Andrew Harrison outlined MAG’s vision to transform the passenger experience at Stansted by upgrading and rejuvenating the areas most valued by passengers, whilst offering airlines a more tailored and differentiated airport product.

Aerozone sets sights to inspire the next generation

Stansted Airport’s new Aerozone can be a catalyst to inspire a generation and encourage children to consider a career at the airport when they leave full time education.

Stansted welcomes over two million more passengers in 2014

  • Annual passenger numbers grow by 12% in 2014 to 19.98 million.
  • Two million more passengers use Stansted in 2014 than previous year
  • Busiest year for the airport since 2008
  • December saw passenger numbers increase by 250,000 (19%) on 2013

Stansted Airport welcomed over two million more passengers in 2014 than in the previous 12 months as 19.98 million passengers passed through making it the UK’s fastest growing airport. The 12% annual increase ensured it was the busiest year for Stansted since 2008.