The trade and tourism industries across the east of England are set to receive a major boost next month as Air India launches a new flight from Stansted. The national carrier will fly direct to Mumbai for the first time.
The airline will connect passengers from across London and the east of England to the Russian capital’s Domodedovo airport four-times a week using an A320 aircraft.
More than 1.2 million passengers are expected to travel to and from one of London Stansted’s 200 destinations over the Christmas and New Year period.
As London Stansted marks two years since the start of its multi-million-pound transformation project, one of its most complex and important projects is progressing at pace behind the scenes.
The first ever scheduled flights to India from London Stansted will take off later this month with the launch of Air India’s three-times a week service to Amritsar in the north west of the country.
MAG, the owner of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports, has this month seen a 1.8 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger numbers.
Manchester Airports Group has reported adjusted EBITDA of £380 million for the year to March 31st, up 5.9 per cent on the previous year. The increased was supported by a significant programme of investment in new facilities and infrastructure at Manchester and London Stansted, the group said in a statement.
MAG saw passenger numbers grow by 3.3 per cent in May as the group’s airports entered the start of a summer season which is predicted to see continued growth. The company is the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports.
London Stansted Airport has once again welcomed Air Force One, as United States president Donald Trump arrived at the start of his state visit to the UK. Touching down shortly before 09:00, the president and first lady were welcomed by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who was joined by the chief operating officer of London Stansted, Steve Griffiths.
MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, saw passenger numbers grow by four per cent in April. The news comes as the airports prepare to enter their busy summer season.
easyJet has launched its first flight from London Stansted to Paris Charles de Gaulle, which will operate throughout the summer. It is hoped the new route will carry over 31,000 passengers this summer.