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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 landing. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

London Stansted Airport Resurfaces Runway During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the majority of airline operations around the globe. London’s Stansted Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the U.K., has taken the time as a chance to keep enhancing its facilities for the future. The airport is spending 11 days to resurface its 3,048-meter runway from Apr. 14. According to Kathy Morrisey, the airport’s Asset Maintenance Services Director, “The situation has given us the unique opportunity to access the runway during the day when usually we…

London Stansted Aims For Long-Haul Expansion Despite Uncertain Future

While the future of the country and London Stansted's expansion schemes remain unclear, the airport is optimistic for its future. The UK and European Union (EU) have not reached a Brexit agreement at the moment and Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted the country will leave the EU by the end…

London Stansted Aims For Long-Haul Expansion Despite Uncertain Future

While the future of the country and London Stansted's expansion schemes remain unclear, the airport is optimistic for its future. The UK and European Union (EU) have not reached a Brexit agreement at the moment and Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted the country will leave the EU by the end…

Four London Airports Show Surge in Passenger Traffic in 2018

As the largest aviation hub in the world, London’s four airports latest statistics show a surge in passenger volume last year. Growth at Heathrow Heathrow Airport, the largest airport in the country, handled 80 million passengers last year, becoming one of only seven airports to reach the figure. In addition,…

Primera Air Announces New European Destination, Inaugurates Washington Service

Low-cost long-haul carrier Primera Air has announced a major route expansion to a new European destination just four months from beginning its inaugural transatlantic service from Europe to North America. The airline will now serve the city of Brussels, Belgium from three cities in the United States. Newark, Washington and…

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Celebrate Transatlantic Partnership with Pop-Up Pub…

Virgin Atlantic is promoting its extensive network in the U.S. with its partner, Delta Air Lines, by opening a pop-up pub in London for nine days during the month of August. The pop-up pub, named “The Joint Venture,” is named after the airlines’ transatlantic joint venture and will feature imported…

Primera Air Makes Changes to Transatlantic Offering Two Weeks Before…

The Nordic low-cost airline that aims to provide low-cost nonstop transatlantic service with its fleet of A321neo and LR aircraft has just hit a speedbump two weeks before its first scheduled flight from London’s Stansted Airport to Newark’s Liberty International Airport. The aircraft that was supposed to provide the service,…

Stansted Airport Proposes an Increased Cap to Support More Passengers

Stansted Airport publicly announced through Essex Police that it has begun the consultation phase in advance of submitting a planning application to raise the passenger cap currently in place at the airport. This stage is very important for the airport as it hopes to make more use and efficiency from…

Jet2 Adds Additional Aircraft to New Base in London Stansted

Driven by significant expected demand before the launch of its newest base in March of 2017, Jet2 announced that it will be adding additional aircraft to the base, which will operate four brand new routes twice a week throughout the Summer and Winter 2017 and 2018 seasons. This now means that…

Jet2 Increases Growth in Southern England, Announces London Service

UK carrier Jet2 has announced that it will begin operations from London Stansted in March 2017. The Leeds-based airline is growing its market in Southern England after operating out of most of the Northern hubs across the UK, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. The move is significant for Jet2 and London Stansted Airport,…