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A380 pays visit to London Stansted Airport

A380 pays visit to London Stansted Airport

30 July 2013 Airline News

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.

Stansted Airport unveils terminal makeover plans

Stansted Airport unveils terminal makeover plans

20 June 2013 Airline News

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.

Ryanair plans Stansted cuts

Ryanair plans Stansted cuts

2 March 2013 Airline News

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 completes Stansted takeover

Manchester Airports Group completes Stansted takeover

28 February 2013 Airline News

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.

Manchester Airport Group acquires Stansted Airport

Manchester Airport Group acquires Stansted Airport

21 January 2013 Airline News

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 and Luton Airports reopen runways

Stansted and Luton Airports reopen runways

5 December 2012 Airline News

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.

BAA to sell Stansted Airport

BAA to sell Stansted Airport

21 August 2012 Airline News

Airports operator BAA has agreed to sell Stansted Airport, following a three year legal battle with the Competition Commission. The operator was ordered to sell the airport in 2009 because it had too much of a monopoly in London.

Swissport staff at Stansted begin strike

Swissport staff at Stansted begin strike

23 May 2012 Airline News

Members of the Unite trade union employed by Swissport at Stansted Airport have started the first of a series of strike actions over changes to scheduling and holiday allocation. The company’s decision to impose roster changes from four days on, two days off to five days on, two days off without agreement will see ramp staff work 14 extra days with no extra pay, argued Unite.

BAA concedes defeat in Heathrow third runway

BAA concedes defeat in Heathrow third runway

25 May 2010 Airline News

BAA has formally conceded defeat in its campaign for a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport by withdrawing its planning application. The airport operator has also ditched plans for a second runway at Stansted following the election of the new government.