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Stansted Airport will this week call on businesses from across the East of England to work together to deliver direct long-haul services from the airport as it kicks off a major market study of long distance flying from the region.
A Stansted Airport spokesperson said:
"Today’s announcement by the Treasury is a big step towards delivering the faster and better connections between London, Stansted Airport and the region that millions of passengers and commuters have been calling for.
Saffron Walden MP, Sir Alan Haselhurst, paid a visit to Stansted on Friday, November 1, to see how work is progressing on the airport’s £80 million terminal transformation project.
Ryanair will relax its restrictions on hand luggage at Stansted from 1st November 2013 when the airline permits a second small bag1 to be taken into the cabin in addition to the standard piece of hand luggage2 – ideal for airport shopping.
Companies from across the East of England are expected to generate new business deals worth millions of pounds as Stansted Airport’s annual ‘Meet the Buyers’ event gets underway at the Hilton Hotel today (October 3).
With just a few weeks until Stansted Airport’s hugely popular ‘Meet the Buyers’ event kicks off, a survey has revealed that business deals worth an estimated £1.3m were generated from the 2012 event for firms in the East of England.
Comiso in Southern Italy is set to become the 20th Italian connection to join Stansted's growing network later today when Ryanair launch its first UK flights to this new destination.
M.A.G, the new owners of London Stansted, and Ryanair have today announced a new long-term growth agreement which will see the airline increase the number of passengers it serves at the airport from just over 13 million a year to more than 18 million by 2018 and then upwards to nearly 21 million passengers a year by 2023.
Thomas Cook Airlines adds additional aircraft to London Stansted bringing eight new destinations and increased frequency.
• 70 years celebrated by Thunderbolt flypast and unveiling of memorial
• American WWII veteran jets in as special guest of honour
• Stansted was one of the largest US bases in East Anglia and was home to the 344th Bomb Group, known as the ‘Silver Streaks’
• The ‘Silver Streaks’ led the US Air Force into action on D-Day from Stansted
The world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, touched down at Stansted Airport for the very first time on Monday, July 29.
New owners M.A.G have today set out London Stansted’s potential to meet air capacity demand in London and the South East in the short, medium and long-term, and presented a range of options which it believes should be on the Airports Commission’s shortlist for further study in 2014 and 2015.
The latest addition to Stansted’s world-wide cargo network arrived this week with the launch of weekly flights between the UK’s third busiest cargo airport and Moscow by Russian freight carrier Transaero.
Stansted Airport has welcomed the news that Star Alliance Member, Aegean Airlines, will launch direct flights to Athens in time for the busy summer season with connections to Rhodes, Kos and Corfu also on the schedule.
A dedicated band of jet-heeled runners took off on a very early morning run along Stansted Airport’s runway today to raise funds for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, the airport’s charity partner.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today joined M.A.G chairman, Mike Davies OBE and Stansted Airport MD, Andrew Harrison to launch the start of an £80 million project to transform Stansted’s iconic terminal building and meet the demands of modern air travel.
easyJet and the new owners of London Stansted, M.A.G, have today announced a new long-term growth framework deal to enable the airline to more than double its passenger numbers at Stansted from a current 2.8 million passengers to six million passengers a year over the next five years. The conclusion of the growth framework agreement comes just three months after M.A.G completed its acquisition of London Stansted in late February 2013.
easyjet currently operates eight aircraft on up to 27 routes from London Stansted, including new services to Bulgaria, Morocco and Egypt. The airline supports M.A.G’s plans to make Stansted the best airport in London.
Ryanair continues its route expansion at Stansted Airport with the launch of new direct services to Ostrava today, the UK’s first flight connection to the Czech Republic’s third largest city. Services will operate twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) with fares as low as £23 one-way including tax.
Stansted Airport will open a new ‘Meet and Greet’ parking service next month, a premium service for budget conscious travellers costing as little as £7.30 a day. The new service, which opens for business on 1st July 2013 in time for the busy summer season, can be pre-booked online now at www.stanstedairport.com/parking.
Stansted Airport has submitted a response to the CAA's consultation on its assessment of the airport’s market power.
A major training exercise to test an emergency response to an aircraft incident is taking place at the airport this week.
Stansted Airport’s Fire Service has taken delivery of its fifth and final state-of-the-art Rosenbauer Panther fire engine as part of a £4million upgrade to its fire-fighting fleet. The six wheel drive Panthers, the prototype of which starred as Sentinel Prime in the Hollywood blockbuster movie Transformers 3, replace the airport's 20-year-old Kronenburg vehicles.
The new free WiFi service at Stansted has proved to be a download hit with over 68,000 users registered in the first month using over 2.5million free minutes.
Air Moldova touched down at Stansted (yesterday) in spectacular fashion with Chief Executive Officer and qualified captain, Iulian Scorpan, at the controls of the inaugural flight from Chisinau International Airport to mark the start of a new twice weekly service that doubles the airline’s capacity to London.
Stansted Airport has today presented its annual sustainability report to the airport consultative committee. The report outlines how the social and economic benefits of airport are balanced against the environmental impacts of aviation. Key achievements in 2012 include:
Passengers departing from London Stansted will now use state-of-the-art smart technology before they enter the security screening area as part of the airport’s drive to improve the passenger experience.
London Stansted Airport has added another honour to its trophy cabinet after picking up an 'Air Cargo Award of Excellence'.
Just one month after taking ownership of Stansted Airport, new owners Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G) have attracted its first new airline with the announcement that national carrier Air Moldova will move its UK flight operations from Gatwick to Stansted at the end of April.
Over 70 representatives from local businesses, airline partners, chambers of commerce, local authorities and airport charity partners gathered today at the Stansted Radisson Blu Hotel for a reception on behalf Stansted Airport and Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G) to mark the acquisition of the airport by M.A.G.
Stansted Airport expects over 220,000 passengers to pass through the terminal across the Easter bank holiday weekend as Brits head-off to sunnier climes and Europe’s ski resorts while overseas visitors arrive to see the sights in a shivering UK.
London Stansted is using thermal imaging technology designed and manufactured in Chelmsford as part of its innovation programme to streamline and speed up safety maintenance checks of its electrical systems.
Stansted Airport’s popular and expanding route network will be boosted this weekend when easyJet launch three new services to Bulgaria, Morocco and Egypt in time for the busy half term holidays.
London Stansted is delighted to announce that Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust will be the focus of the airport’s fundraising efforts for 2013 after being chosen by staff as its charity partner.
Stansted Airport's impressive cargo operation will enjoy a further boost this week with the arrival of Europe's largest dedicated cargo airline, Cargolux.
American lingerie giant Victoria's Secret has bared all and unwrapped its first UK airport Beauty and Accessories store at London Stansted this week.
Disabled youngsters across Essex will now have more opportunities to get involved in sport after a local charity was named the latest winner of Stansted Airport’s prestigious £50,000 Community Challenge.
A youth organisation that helps young people gain skills through volunteering has received a £2,000 cash boost thanks to the Stansted Community Fund.
A project to revamp theatre staging at a local community centre has been given a major cash boost thanks to Stansted Airport.
A Stansted spokesperson said: