flypop has confirmed that Stansted will be its first UK airport base. The owners of the carrier argued there is strong long-term demand for direct flights between the UK and key ‘secondary cities’ of India.
Twice a week flights between London Stansted and Batumi International Airport in Georgia, via Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, will commence on May 7th.
The operator - which runs Manchester and Stansted airports - said some PCR testing could be avoided if governments worked together on sequencing and sharing data on variants.
The modern Stansted was created by the development of a new £400 million terminal in 1991 that transformed the original airfield that began life as a World War II USAAF base.
The company – which owns Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports – saw passenger numbers across its operations fall 89 per cent during the six months to September 30th.
The operator will offer a full range of tests – RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, rapid antigen and antibody - to all passengers using Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports.
Manchester Airports Group has confirmed as many as 900 jobs could go across its UK airports as travel continues to slump in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
An increasing reliance on e-commerce during the pandemic, coupled with a reduction in passenger flights, has driven significant growth in air cargo at the Manchester Airports Group.
Charlie Cornish, chief executive of MAG, has launched a stinging rebuke to the government handling of travel restrictions on UK travellers following the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more here
London Stansted will appeal a decision made by the Uttlesford district council planning committee to refuse an application to increase the current cap on passenger numbers from 35 to 43 million a year.
Passengers travelling through Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands will now be asked to cover their faces and wear gloves. The airports are the first in the UK to ask their passengers to wear face coverings.
A ten-by-seven metre logo now adorns one of the airport’s main taxiways adjacent to the runway and was the brainchild of Ross Barker from the airfield operations team.