All flights are being diverted from Stansted Airport after an earlier incident saw landing equipment at the location damaged. Air accident investigators are at the scene investigating an “incident” earlier in which part of the instrument landing system was damaged by an inbound flight.
Ryanair and Manchester Airport Group have announced they have concluded a ten year growth agreement at London Stansted Airport. The parties hope the deal will see Ryanair grow its traffic at Stansted by over 50 per cent, from 13.2 million passengers in 2012 to over 20 million passengers per annum in return for a package of lower costs and more efficient facilities at Stansted.
Baggage scanning staff at London Stansted Airport have called off a strike planned for the Bank Holiday weekend. Officials at the GMB union, which represents the striking workers, announced the decision earlier following talks with airport managers.
Travellers using Stansted Airport in the UK could face disruption over the bank holiday weekend as baggage handlers prepare to walk out on strike. GMB union members employed by Mitie have confirmed they will take action from 03:30 to 06:00 BST and from 15:30 to 18:00 over four days from Friday August 23rd.
The world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, touched down at Stansted Airport for the very first time earlier. The new British Airways superjumbo flew into the airport as part of the airline’s flight training programme before the aircraft enters long-haul service later this year.
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin today joined MAG chairman, Mike Davies, and Stansted Airport managing director, Andrew Harrison, to launch the start of an £80 million project to transform the airport’s iconic terminal building and meet the demands of modern air travel.
London Stansted Airport is ready to present an important technologic development: new self-service “Smart Access” scanners are already starting to replace the manual boarding pass checks for all the passengers taking a plane at the airport.
Ryanair is planning to cut its London Stansted traffic by 9% over the coming year (from 12.5m to 11.4m) after what it describes as ‘a further unjustified increase of Stansted’s already high charges of 6% from April 2013’.
Manchester Airports Group has finalised the £1.5 billion takeover of Stansted Airport in the south-east of England from Heathrow Airport Holdings. The sees Australian investor Industry Funds Management take a 35.5 per cent stake in the enlarged group.
Heathrow Airport Holdings has agreed to sell Stansted Airport to Manchester Airports Group for £1.5 billion in cash, payable in full at closing. Heathrow Airport, which is presently the sole owner of Stansted, was forced to sell Stansted following a ruling by the UK Competition Commission.
Stansted Airport has reopened its single runway following a brief closure this morning due to snow. Luton Airport, also in the south-east of England, has also reopened its runway following a similar closure during the early hours.
London Stansted Airport has been forced to close its single runway due to heavy snow fall closed. Passengers using the Essex based airport are advised to check with airlines before departure.