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Airport Passengers To Benefit From New Greater Anglia Franchise

London Stansted has welcomed the news that Abellio Greater Anglia has won a new Government franchise to provide more services between the airport and Cambridge.



Stansted Airport Traffic Results For March 2014

Stansted Airport saw over 1.34 million passengers pass through the terminal in March 2014, down 0.3% over the corresponding month last year. The slight drop in the monthly numbers was due to the later Easter holidays this year – passenger numbers for the first 24 days of March 2014 year were up 5.75% on last year.



Fundraising Drive Raises Thousands For Charity Partner

Stansted Airport staff have helped raise £14,426 for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance after a year-long fundraising drive. The charity was the focus of the airport’s fundraising efforts after being chosen as its charity partner for the 2013/14 financial year.



Business and leisure connections expand at Stansted with 9 new routes launched this week

Stansted’s extensive route network now serves over 160 direct scheduled flight connections to Europe, thanks to the launch of the first 9 new routes this week, firmly positioning it as ‘London’s Airport for Europe’.



Scottish Favourites Lorraine & Dennis Launch New Flybe Service at Stansted

The new Flybe service from Stansted to Dundee got off to a flying start on Sunday, March 30, with the help of two well-known Scottish exports.



Stansted Airport job fair attracts hundreds

Hundreds of jobseekers attended a free job fair at Stansted on Thursday (March 27) to see the array of employment and careers opportunities on offer at the airport.



Stansted scoops best airport award for the fourth year running

London Stansted Airport is flying high after being crowned the world’s best airport for low-cost airlines for the fourth year in a row at the World Airport Awards.



Stansted can play critical role in meeting London’s connectivity needs

Stansted is uniquely placed to meet London’s growing aviation needs over the next 15 years, Stansted Airport’s Managing Director said today.



Regulator removes Stansted‘s cargo price controls

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced today (March 24) its decision to remove price cap controls for air cargo services at Stansted Airport from April 1, 2014.



Stansted Airport traffic results for February 2014

Stansted Airport saw nearly 1.18 million passengers pass through the terminal in February 2014, up 6.9% over the corresponding month last year.



Ryanair Launches 2014 Winter Schedule

Ryanair has today released its London Stansted 2014 winter schedule announcing 8 new routes and increased flights on 36 other routes which will deliver growth at Stansted.



Airport Initiative To Boost Business And Community Links

Stansted Airport is embracing the opportunity to become a more sustainable business by launching a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to further strengthen business and community relationships.



Aviation Minister Officially Opens Phase One Of Terminal Transformation Project

  • New security area is twice the size with 20% more lanes;
  • 5,500 passengers per hour capacity through new high-tech zone;
  • Phase one of £80million terminal transformation to improve the passenger experience;
  • Next phase underway to create new centre piece departure lounge.


Stansted Airport Welcomes Qatar Airways To Global Cargo Network

Qatar Airways will become the latest major airline to join Stansted Airport’s global cargo network when it begins a new service from Doha in May 2014.



Stansted Airport Marks A Successful First Year Under New Ownership

Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G) is today celebrating the first anniversary of its £1.5bn acquisition of Stansted Airport, which has opened up an exciting new chapter in the airport’s history.



Stansted welcomes MP on fact-finding visit

Transport Select Committee member, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, visited Stansted Airport this week (February 19, 2014) on a fact-finding trip as part of his Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship - the charity that works to promote mutual understanding between Parliament and business.



Praise for Stansted in Westminster debate

Stansted plays a vital role in maintaining international connectivity and is now fulfilling its potential under the ownership of M.A.G said the Aviation Minister, Robert Goodwill MP, at the House of Commons yesterday (February 12, 2014).



Stansted Traffic Results For January 2014

Stansted Airport saw over 1.15 million passengers pass through the terminal in January 2014 – an increase of 7.2% over the same month last year.



Stansted is London's number one airport for Europe as 'Fly Stansted' campaign takes off

Stansted has today launched its ‘Fly Stansted’ campaign to highlight that it is the European airport for London with over 150 direct scheduled connections available on its route network, more than any other airport in the UK.



Exciting Tastes On The Menu At Stansted

  • TRG opens modern concessions Cafe Balzar and Joes Coffee House
  • Part of the £80 million redevelopment to transform Stansted's iconic terminal


Record Breaking Business Deals Won At Stansted 'Meet the Buyers'

Record breaking business deals totalling £323,000 were generated by firms in the first six weeks following last year’s lucrative London Stansted ‘Meet the Buyers’ event – a huge 50% increase on the 2012 event.



National Recycling Stars award Gold to Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport has been awarded the top ‘Gold’ accreditation by National Recycling Stars, one of the UK’s leading waste industry accreditation schemes.



Stansted Traffic Results For December 2013

  • Busiest December since 2009 as nearly 1.32 million passengers pass through London Stansted
  • Monthly passenger numbers up 7.7% compared to same month last year
  • The first full year of growth since 2007 with annual passenger total up 2.2% to over 17.84 million


MAG responds to CAA economic regulation announcement

The CAA has today announced its decision to remove Stansted Airport from economic regulation from April 2014 onwards.  Following a two-year review, the CAA has concluded that Stansted does not have substantial market power and the airport should be free to compete with other airports without the need for price regulation.