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Cyprus Airways Are Back By Popular Demand

London Stansted Airport has celebrated the return by popular demand of Cyprus Airways flights to Larnaca.

Little Havens Children's Hospice Receives Special Christmas Gift

London Stansted Airport is helping spread some good cheer this festive season by donating nearly £1500 to the Little Haven Children’s Hospice through its Christmas card donation scheme.

Air Ambulance Receives Lift From Airport Staff

The Essex Air Ambulance Trust is set to benefit from a bumper cash boost thanks to the generosity of staff and companies based at Stansted Airport.

Stansted Most Punctual Airport In Europe, Third Most Punctual In The World

London Stansted is the third most punctual airport for departing flights in the world according to the latest figures. 

Olympian Helps Launch London Stansted's Public Transport Vision For 2012 And Beyond

Stansted Airport teamed up with Olympian Steve Cram to launch its updated Surface Access Strategy and showcase the leading role airports will play in delivering a successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

London Stansted Passengers Discover The Delights Of Turin

London Stansted joined forces with Ryanair and the Turin Tourist Board last week to showcase the Christmas markets and unique skiing opportunities on offer in and around the city of Turin.

Stansted Airport Cleans Up At Golden Service Awards

Stansted Airport has been named as the UK’s best cleaned transport premises at the service industry’s leading awards ceremony.

Superjumbo Touches Down On Uk Soil For The First Time

Boeing’s new superjumbo, the 747-8 Freighter, touched down on UK soil for the very first time at London Stansted today.

Uttlesford Gives Airport Noise Unit A Clean Bill Of Health

Stansted Airport’s noise unit has been recognised for its customer service and levels of expertise following a recent audit by Uttlesford District Council.

Major Emergency Exercise Held At London Stansted Airport

A major training exercise to test an emergency response to a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incident has taken place at Stansted Airport – the first UK airport to undertake an exercise of this scale.

Airport Welcomes New Stansted Express Operator

London Stansted Airport has welcomed the news that Dutch rail operator Abellio has been successful in winning the franchise to operate the Stansted Express service.

London Stansted Responds To The Government’s Consultation To Develop A Sustainable Framework For Uk Aviation

London Stansted Airport has the space and permission to serve 35 million passengers a year on the existing single runway - and has the available capacity to help serve point-to-point demand in the capacity constrained south-east airports system.

Airport Firefighters Donate Helmets To Macedonia

Firefighting equipment no longer needed at Stansted Airport is being donated to help save lives in Eastern Europe.

Airport Meet The Buyers Event Hailed A Major Success

London Stansted’s latest Meet The Buyers event has been hailed a resounding success by businesses from across the East of England.

Panathlon And London Stansted Airport Count Down One Year Until The London 2012 Paralympic Games

The Panathlon Challenge charity will celebrate one year to go to the Paralympic Games with local Essex gold medal winning Paralympians and school children at London Stansted Airport on Friday 23rd September.

Airport Marketing Shortlisted For Top Award

London Stansted Airport has been shortlisted for a prestigious award celebrating its outstanding airline marketing work.

Chic Urban Glamour Takes To The Runway At London Stansted

This week sees the launch of Kurt Geiger’s new store at London Stansted Airport, unveiling one of the first destinations to hold ‘Everything but the Dress’. This exciting new concept will offer a toe to top collection of accessories with Kurt Geiger’s signature chic urban glamour.

London Stansted Airport Appoints New Commercial Director

London Stansted Airport has today announced the appointment of Jonathan Crick as its new Commercial Director. Jonathan will join the Board of the airport from easyBus, where he is currently Chief Executive. Jonathan’s previous roles include 15 years’ experience at Monarch Airlines, including as Commercial Director and Sales & Marketing Director.

Find The Sun And Fly From London Stansted

As the school holidays end and the nights draw in, London Stansted is the place to head for those hoping to catch some last minute sun.

London Stansted 'meet The Buyers' 2011

Local firms from across the East of England are being invited to secure their place at a highly acclaimed business networking event at Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport App Now Available On Android Phones

Following the launch of London Stansted’s free iPhone app last year, the popular application is now available on Android phones. Free to download from the Android Market, users can view useful airport information, download discount vouchers for shops and restaurants, and save money by pre-booking car parking.

Latest London 2012 Shop Opens At London Stansted Airport

With just under a year to go until the London 2012 Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has opened its latest shop, at London Stansted Airport. Wenlock (the London 2012 Olympic mascot), Mandeville (the London 2012 Paralympic mascot) and LOCOG Head of Licensing Simon Lilley were on hand to perform the honours and cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Yo! Sushi Takes Off At London Stansted Airport

Passengers travelling from London Stansted Airport this summer are now able to experience a taste of Toyko with YO! Sushi. The elegant dining experience is sited in a central location within the international departures lounge and is available to all passengers departing from the airport.

£50,000 Up For Grabs In Stansted Airport’s Latest Charity Challenge

Community groups neighbouring Stansted Airport are again being given the chance to take a shot at winning £50,000 worth of funding.

Team Stansted On Their Marks For The Olympics

With just one year to go, Stansted Airport is forging ahead with its preparations as one of the main visitor gateways to the 2012 Games.

'get It Right Before Your Flight'

As the busy summer getaway begins, a new airport survey reveals many air passengers are still struggling to get to grips with hand luggage rules and what can and can’t be taken onto the plane five years after the current restrictions on liquids were introduced.

Herfordshire Schools Receive £10,000 End Of Term Boost!

Furneux Pelham School and Thorn Grove Primary School have each received a donation of £5000 from the Stansted Community Trust Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

Stansted _ The Gateway To London And Essex

London Stansted, Visit Essex and London & Partners joined forces this week to launch a new tourism campaign.

Birchanger C Of E Primary School Receives Cash Boost From Airport Community Fund

Birchanger Church of England Primary School’s ambitious plan to upgrade its computer suite has been boosted thanks to a donation of £1,000 from the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

Homeless Charity Benefits From Airport Donation

An innovative basketball project designed to raise the aspirations of young homeless people in Essex has received a bumper £1,500 cash windfall from Stansted Airport’s charity, the Stansted Community Fund.

Young Concern Trust Receives Support From Stansted Airport Community Fund

A new support and development programme for primary school children will be rolled out to Harlow schools thanks to a £1,500 cash injection to the Young Concern Trust from the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

Stansted Airport Launches Noise Action Plan _ July 5, 2011

London Stansted has this week launched its Noise Action Plan that spells out a raft of measures to further drive down aircraft noise impacts at the airport.

Stansted Welcomes First Scheduled Link To Corfu

Ryanair this week launches its new direct service between London Stansted and Corfu, the first scheduled flight from the airport to the sun-drenched Greek island.  

New Bus Links To Stansted

London Stansted’s public transport network will be further boosted next month with improved links on two key bus routes that connect Colchester, Braintree and Bishop’s Stortford to the airport.

Airport Car Park Scheme Reopens For Rail Commuters

A limited edition car park season ticket for rail commuters is being re-launched at Stansted Airport this week.

Airport Academy Offers Free Training Courses For Youngsters

Stansted Airport’s Employment and Skills Academy is offering free places on a vocational training programme for young people aged 16-18 who are not in employment, education or training.

Community Village Green Project Wins £50,000 Airport Charity Challenge

A project to create a new village green in the heart of Hatfield Broad Oak has been declared the winner of a £50,000 community challenge from Stansted Airport’s charity fund.

Royal Caribbean Launch First Cruise Connection From London Stansted

Royal Caribbean International will launch their first direct cruise connection from London Stansted this summer, operated by British Airways charter flights to Venice.

Stansted Issues Travel Advice For Passengers Jetting Away This Easter

London Stansted is gearing up for a busy Easter with over 200,000 passengers expected to jet away through the terminal across the Easter weekend.

Stansted's Community Success Shortlisted For Top Award

Stansted Airport has been shortlisted for a prestigious award celebrating its outstanding work in the local community.

London Stansted Receives 'air Cargo Award Of Excellence'

London Stansted Airport has added another award to its growing portfolio this week having been awarded an ‘Air Cargo Award of Excellence’.

Stansted Honours Its Volunteers Of The Year

Big-hearted Stansted staff have been honoured for vital work they carry out as fundraisers and volunteers in the community at an award ceremony held at the airport.

Stansted's Greek And Turkish Links Boosted This Summer

Four new direct scheduled flight connections Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Izmir and Ankara

Stansted Is Voted The World's Best Low_cost Airport

Stansted Airport has been named ‘world’s best low-cost airport’ at the 2011 World Airports Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bmibaby Touchdown At London Stansted

Low cost airline bmibaby will touch down for the first time at London Stansted today (28 March 2011), marking the launch of a new direct connection to George Best Belfast City Airport.

New Express Trains The Perfect Gift As Stansted Marks 20th Anniversary And Looks To The Future

Stansted Airport today received the perfect gift in its 20th anniversary week with the official launch of the brand new Stansted Express trains.

Stansted's Iconic Terminal Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Stansted Airport is today celebrating the 20th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen officially opening one of the world’s most iconic terminal buildings on 15 March, 1991.

First Scheduled Boeing 777f Cargo Operation At London Stansted

  • Lower noise and reduced emissions
  • Increased freight capacity

London Stansted has become home to one of the world’s most modern cargo aircraft as FedEx Express unveiled its new B777F aircraft at its Stansted hub yesterday (28 February 2011).

London Stansted Hits Recycling Record And Reduces Electricity Consumption

  • 54% of airport waste recycled or composted
  • 4% reduction in electricity consumption from the grid

London Stansted hit a recycling record in 2010 as 54% of all airport waste was recycled or composted.  Electricity consumption from the grid reduced by over 4 million kWh, equivalent to the annual use of over 890 homes1, a saving of 4% compared to 2009.

Check, Pack & Go Discover From London Stansted

London Stansted Airport is preparing to welcome nearly 200,000 passengers through its doors this weekend as we approach the half term getaway.

Stansted Delight At New Turkish Flight

AnadoluJet – the low-fare arm of Turkish Airlines – launched a new service into London Stansted today from the Turkish Capital, Ankara.

Pioneering Hydrogen Fuel Trial Ready For Stansted Take_off

Pioneering new green fuel technology that could drive down emissions and power airport vehicles of the future will be unveiled at London Stansted this spring.