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Full Steam Ahead For Community Railway Project Thanks To Airport

A voluntary group looking to create a museum out of an old train carriage is celebrating after receiving a £10,000 donation towards the project from Stansted Airport.

Stansted Launches Manifesto Calling For Better And Faster Rail Links

Stansted Airport has today (Nov 23) launched its rail vision which outlines that new faster and reliable rail links could help attract at least an extra 1.4 million passengers a year to use the airport.

New Take_offs In Stansted’s Departure Lounge

Passengers flying from Stansted can look forward to a host of new shopping experiences and catering offers taking off in the coming weeks and months.

London 2012 Stars Switch On Christmas Lights

Olympic and Paralympic athletes joined local school children to help kick off the countdown to Christmas at Stansted Airport today (Nov 15).

Stansted Launches New Look Noise Website

London Stansted Airport has relaunched its interactive noise website that enables local residents to find out more about the possible effects of aircraft noise in their communities.

100 Jobs Up For Grabs At Airport Jobs Fair

Stansted Airport, the biggest single site employer in the East of England, is showcasing 100 vacancies at a free jobs fair on Thursday, November 8.

Easyjet Adds Three New Routes From Stansted Airport

easyJet has today (Oct 26) announced it will begin flying on the longer routes of Marrakech and Sharm el Sheikh as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria as part of its new 2013 route launches from London Stansted Airport. The airline will also move their larger A320 aircraft to Stansted which will have 180 seats onboard.

Radio Station Set For New Studio Thanks To Airport Cash Boost

A community radio station in Harlow is celebrating over the airwaves after receiving a £3400 cash boost towards a new training studio thanks to the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

Stansted Airport To Begin Trial Of Security Body Scanner

Stansted Airport will this week begin trialling a new security body scanner as part of the airport’s drive to enhance security procedures and improve passenger service.

Stansted Welcomes Air Passenger Duty Survey

Four out of five people want Air Passenger Duty (APD) to be cut or frozen according to a survey conducted by ComRes on behalf the Airport Operators Association (AOA).

Pegasus Airlines Passengers Take_off On New Dubai Connection

Passengers checking in for the first Pegasus Airlines connection to Dubai from Stansted enjoyed the comfort of No.1 Traveller lounge before taking flight en-route to the popular Emirate earlier today.

Stansted Airport ‘highly Commended’ At 2012 National Transport Awards

London Stansted Airport’s leading role in the UK aviation industry has once again been recognised after being ‘highly commended’ in the Airport of the Year category at the prestigious 2012 National Transport Awards.

Businesses Flock To Stansted Airport Meet The Buyers Event

Hundreds of businesses from across the region gathered together today at Stansted Airport to attend the 11th annual Meet the Buyers event.

Dubai Boosts Stansted Long_haul Connections

Long-haul connections from Stansted Airport will be boosted next month when Pegasus Airlines adds a new service to Dubai.  The popular Emirate will be the 4th Middle East connection from Stansted for Pegasus, joining existing destinations Tel Aviv, Tehran and Beirut.  

Preschool Garden Set For Makeover Thanks To Airport

A green-fingered project that gives young children the chance to grow their own fruit and veg in Stocking Pelham has been boosted thanks to the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

Cash Bonanza For Youth Counselling Charity

A counselling charity that supports youngsters in Harlow has received a £1500 cash injection from the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

Sign Up For Meet The Buyers

A business speed dating event for local firms that last year generated deals in the East of England worth an estimated £1.5million is set to be repeated later this month.

Stansted Can Boost International Trade Says British Chamber Of Commerce

The Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce, John Longworth, says Stansted Airport can play an important role in boosting international trade and connectivity in support of British business.

Stansted Backs ‘a Fair Tax On Flying’ Calling On Government To Cut Aviation Tax

Stansted Airport is just one of the leading names in the UK travel industry backing ‘A Fair Tax On Flying’ campaign, calling on Government to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD), which was increased by a further 8% in the Budget earlier this year.  

Environmental Excellence Recognised By Industry Professionals At Stansted

• Carbon Trust Standard for managing and reducing emissions
• ISO14001 for environmental management
• OHSAS180001 for health and safety management systems

London Stansted Welcomes First Touchdown Of China Southern Airlines

Stansted Airport welcomed its first ever passenger flight from China yesterday with the touchdown of a specially chartered China Southern Airlines A330.  

Opening Ceremony Helps Sets New Record For Stansted Airport

A last minute surge of world leaders, government officials, VIPs and celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games helped set a record at Stansted Airport on Friday (27 July 2012).

Stansted Helps Businesses Access New Opportunities

Over 100 local and regional businesses descended upon Stansted this week to gain an understanding of the business opportunities that exist at the airport and how to take advantage of them.

Ryanair Launches Tenth Polish Connection From Stansted

Ryanair launched its tenth direct flight connection to Poland from Stansted this morning when the first flight took-off to the airline’s latest base at the brand new Warsaw Modlin Airport, which opened for business today.

Leading South East Airport for direct links to Turkey

Direct links to Turkey have been boosted this summer making Stansted the leading airport in the South East of England for destinations served.

Applications Open For £50k Charity Challenge

Charity and community groups within a 40 mile radius of London Stansted Airport are being urged to get their applications in as soon as possible for a £50,000 grant that’s been released by the Stansted Airport Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.  

Mp’s Flying Visit To See Stansted’s Olympic Preparations

Stansted’s Olympics preparations came under the spotlight on Friday when Eleanor Laing MP paid a visit to see how the airport intends to play its part during this year’s Games.

Priti Patel Mp Visits Stansted

Priti Patel MP has visited Stansted Airport to see how the East of England’s biggest single employment site continues to create new jobs and training opportunities despite the current difficult economic conditions.

Icelandic Connections Return To Stansted

Iceland is back on the route map at London Stansted following the launch of Wow Air and Iceland Express flight operations to the capital Reykjavik this week.  

Sparks Will Fly In Essex: Stansted Welcomes The Champion Boreas Zephyr

Stansted Airport is playing a vital role in an Essex cultural festival in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Stansted Celebrates Paralympics Countdown

Passengers travelling through Stansted have been treated to a festival of Paralympic sport as the airport joined forces with local schools and its charity partner to mark 100 days to go until the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Kitten Found In Car Engine After 25 Mile Ride To Stansted Airport

A black kitten is safe and well despite being found hiding in a car engine after travelling 25 miles from Tiptree to Stansted Airport today (May 18).

Pupils’ Anti_litter Posters On View Across Stansted

Three young artists from a school in Braintree will see their artwork displayed across Stansted Airport after winning an anti-litter campaign competition.

Stansted Set To Hit 2015 Recycling Target By End Of 2012

London Stansted Airport’s dedication to tackle waste has put the airport within touching distance of achieving its 2015 target, three years ahead of schedule.  

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport urges Ministers to listen to Stansted in 30 campaign

The Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Maria Eagle MP, today urged Government Ministers to listen carefully to the case being made to cut journey times and improve reliability on the Stansted Express rail service.

Double Top For Stansted As World’s Best Airport For Low_cost Airlines

London Stansted Airport has once again been named the world’s best airport for low-cost airlines at the World Airport Awards.

Japanese Keen To Learn From Stansted

A delegation of senior executives from Tokyo’s Narita Airport visited London Stansted this week to draw lessons about how the world’s best airport for low cost airlines* operates.

Stansted’s £50,000 Boost For Youth Jobseeker Scheme

With youth unemployment at record levels, Stansted Airport has thrown its support behind an initiative that gives youngsters in Essex a helping hand onto the career ladder.

Stansted Calls Upon Government To Slash Rail Journey Times To 30mins And Boost Economy

• ‘Stansted in 30’ rail campaign launched
• Target journey time of 30 minutes to London Liverpool Street
• Local commuters to also benefit from more frequent and reliable trains
• Faster rail links will help attract more airlines and passengers

Hundreds Flock To Airport Jobs Fair

Job Fair At Stansted Airport

The Stansted Employment and Skills Academy is holding a free job fair at the airport’s Enterprise House from 10am to 3pm on Thursday, April 12.

Rituals Opens First Mobile Unit At London Stansted Airport

Rituals, the global brand of luxury home and body cosmetics, has unveiled its first mobile unit to open at any airport location worldwide at London Stansted Airport.

Stansted Unveils A Great Campaign To Showcase The Best Of British

London Stansted Airport today unveiled a major new advertising campaign in its iconic terminal to support the Government’s ‘GREAT Britain – You’re Invited’ initiative. The campaign is part of the UK’s drive to promote inbound tourism, attract new business and deliver long-term economic benefits in 2012 and beyond.

Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Visits Stansted

Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson and Cambridge MP, Dr Julian Huppert, visited Stansted today on a fact-finding trip to see how London’s third busiest airport operates and to learn of its plans for the future.

Stansted Makes A Big Splash When It Comes To Saving Water

London Stansted Airport saved enough water to fill 80 Olympic sized swimming pools during 2011 thanks to the help of a specialist programme of surveying and repairs to its 10 mile drinking water pipe network.

On_time Stansted Hits New Heights For Punctuality

• Record breaking 2011 for Stansted with 85 per cent of flights on time
• Best ever year for punctuality since Her Majesty The Queen opened the new terminal in 1991

Stansted Calls On Suffolk Punch Horses To Help Manage Ancient Woodland

London Stansted Airport has taken a step back in time, calling on the services of Suffolk Punch Horses to help manage its ancient woodland, Eastend Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) located just beyond the end of the runway.

Stansted's Plea To Keep It Litter Free

Stansted Airport has invited budding young artists from Braintree to put paintbrush to paper and design a range of posters to kick off the airport's 'Keep Stansted Tidy' campaign.

Stansted’s Got Europe Covered When It Comes To Ski

London Stansted has Europe covered when it comes to ski connections, making it the perfect getaway for winter sport enthusiasts wanting to take advantage of record snow falls this season.   

London Stansted Airport Announces First Ever Charity Partner Of The Year

The Panathlon Challenge will be the focus of London Stansted's fundraising efforts for 2012 after being chosen as the airport's inaugural charity partner of the year.

Ryanair Announces Eighth New Stansted Route For Summer 2012

Ryanair has added yet another destination to its Stansted network following the announcement that flights to Warsaw will launch in July, the airline's eighth new route from Stansted for summer 2012.

Airport Welcomes Greater Anglia As The New Operator Of The Stansted Express

London Stansted has welcomed Greater Anglia as the new operator of the Stansted Express rail service between the airport and London Liverpool Street.

Stansted Boosts Employment Academy Funding To £300,000

Stansted Airport has donated a further £50,000 to the Stansted Employment and Training Academy, operated by Urban Futures, boosting total donations from airport funds to £300,000.

Record_breaking Stansted Stays On Track

Latest statistics from London Stansted Airport have revealed a record number of planes departed the airport flying on track during 2011. 

Community Matters At Stansted

Hundreds of charities and community groups benefited from £312,726 worth of donations from Stansted Airport’s three community funds last year.