British Airways is to start flying from Stansted Airport this summer to the popular holiday sunspots of Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza.
The flights, which begin on May 28, will be operated by the wholly owned British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer on 98-seat Embraer 190 jets. Fares start from £49 each way based on a return fare with hand baggage only, inclusive of all taxes, fees and charges.
Stansted MD, Andrew Harrison, said: “I am delighted to welcome British Airways to Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of its first ever scheduled flights from the airport in May this year.
“Since we acquired Stansted, our focus has been on attracting a wider choice of airlines and these new services to Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza are strong additions to our route network, which now covers over 170 destinations across Europe and North America.
“I’m sure these routes will be very popular with passengers from across London, Cambridge and the growing east of England region who are looking to head off on their holidays. We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are a huge success.”
Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer at BA CityFlyer, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to expand our London network and to give our customers even more choice of where to fly from this summer.
“Stansted is a growing airport and we will be offering a full scheduled service to some of the most popular European holiday destinations, complementing our existing services from other London airports.”
Stansted Airport recorded its busiest year since 2007 as 22.56 million passengers travelled through the terminal in 2015, an increase of 2.6 million passengers and 13% on the previous 12 months.
Domestic traffic experienced the strongest growth during 2015 with passenger numbers up by 50%, primarily driven by a significant increase in capacity on Scottish routes by Ryanair and easyJet.
In December, over 1.7m passengers used Stansted, an increase of 9.2 per cent on the previous year, making it the second busiest December on record and the 21st month of continuous growth for the airport.
The month also saw the highest ever load factor for any December with an average of 83.2% of all available seats occupied on each flight, surpassing the previous best of 81.5% set in 2014.
Cargo tonnage at Stansted during December increased by 7.8% over the same month last year to lift the annual total to over 237,000 tonnes in the past 12 months, up 4.7% on the previous year and the highest annual total since 2012.
Andrew Harrison, Stansted’s Managing Director, said:
“The last 12 months have been another exciting and transformational period for Stansted with more rapid growth in passenger numbers and a host of significant changes taking place around the airport.
“During the year we saw six consecutive months of two million plus passengers - the first time this has been achieved since 2007- and ended the year with the second busiest December in the airport’s history.
“On the development front, we are now putting the finishing touches to our £80million terminal transformation following the opening of the final phases earlier this year, and work is now underway to construct a new £45 million 357-bed hotel next to the terminal to provide even more choice and enhanced facilities.
“These were all fantastic achievements and real positive signs of the progress we are making at Stansted.
Looking at 2016, it promises to be yet another great year for Stansted as we mark the 25th anniversary of HM The Queen opening the terminal building in 1991, and I’m optimistic we will be able to announce new airline partners joining us at Stansted in the coming months, including more long-haul services.”
To hear more from Andrew Harrison visit the airport’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0XHjMYzpxk
Welcome New Chamber Members!
Please join me in welcoming our NEW members of the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce!
Saffron Apparel Limited is a dynamic and specialist supplier of printed & embroidered garments and printed giftware to the Corporate, Education, Leisure & Sports markets.
Using the latest digital printing and embroidery machines, we can offer fully personalised & customised apparel. Website
Helping to promote your services and products.
Publishing 24,000 magazines each month delivered directly through letter boxes. Website
On average, UK companies manage between 10% and 15% profit margin. In many cases this could be considerably higher but for busy companies, schools or charities managing costs is often not a priority. In many cases the institution will lack the expertise, contacts or techniques required to achieve a better outcome.
The Inflite Jet Centre at London Stansted Airport has always been known for its exclusive lounges, attentive passenger handling, superb cuisine, attention to detail and exemplary standards of service.
A family run business that really cares about everything they do. Providing the ultimate FBO for the corporate and business aircraft operator with an extensive range of aircraft handling, engineering and support services all in-house and from our own purpose built premises. Website
I have developed my passion for photography since I was 16. I love how pictures change with the light and relish the challenge of capturing the perfect image to deliver to my clients.
For more than 20 years I was part of a successful photographic agency and have had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects, including photographing the development of the various sites for the London 2012 Olympic Games over four years. Website
Priority Support Services is primarily a commercial cleaning and support business specialising in all aspects of commercial cleaning and facilities management and offering a whole new concept in cleaning and FM support for businesses of all sizes.
Video Production Company Hertfordshire (UK Wide Coverage)
We are HNE Media, a leading Video Production Company based in Hertfordshire offering our clients a UK wide service. We are involved in all kinds of film making, from live music, Weddings, Celebrations to corporate projects. We are a small team of dedicated professional videographers and video editors. We have access to a range of video production equipment and utilise our experience and skill in video production to create stunning films. Website
Within SFB Consulting Limited, incorporating our associated company BBi Risk Solutions Ltd, we employ a team of highly skilled Human Resources and Health & Safety Consultants.
Not only are our team highly qualified but we pride ourselves on our customer service, this is what keeps our customers coming back! Website
Leading UK Travel & Holiday Company
Not Just Travel is one of the UK's leading travel companies. With over 12 years of fantastic service, helping clients all over the UK find their perfect holiday, we are sure to be able to help you find your dream holiday. Website
INTELLIGENTS UK is a London based privately owned British security and risk management company with substantial experience and expertise, providing a wide range of specialist services to a world-wide client-base, international agencies and the international corporate sector. Website
Pest Assured is an independent local Essex pest control and prevention company. We have established ourselves over as one of the leading pest control companies in the South East. We are located in Stansted near Bishop's Stortford, Essex, and provide control services throughout the region.
We provide customers throughout the Essex and London area with tailor made pest control solutions for rats, mice, fleas, wasp nests, flies, ants, hornets and all other pests. Website
Special introductory offer
*10% off your 1st year's SACC Membership
(Offer ends 30 November 2015)
Register your business before 30 November 2015 and join our fast growing professional business network.
Becoming a member of the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce will enable you and your team to gain access to bundles of business/networking opportunities enabling you to promote your company and generate more revenue and increase your contacts.
We offer a variety of events throughout the year, including a programme of breakfast and twilight networking events with speakers you want to hear from. And then there’s the unique annual business to business exhibition Check–in @ Stansted held within the prestigious Diamond Hangar at London Stansted Airport, the largest hangar in Europe, where businesses exhibit amongst the privately owned executive jets. This is the only B2B event of this type on the airport and as member, you will enjoy great discounts on either sponsorship or exhibitor packages.
For us as a Chamber our job is to help promote your organisation. We have the contacts – it’s your chance to shine and network with them. For a small investment, it really is a no brainer. Benefits include:
- Opportunities to attend breakfast and twilight events throughout the year with guest speakers you will want to hear at preferential rates
- FREE attendance at selected events
- Priority booking events with limited numbers
- Unique Member only events
- Annual behind the scene airside tour of Stansted Airport
- Regular updates from Stansted Airport on the developments and the future of the airport enabling you to benefit from growth business opportunities
- The sharing of your company news and special offers on the Chamber website (free)
- Be found by other Chamber Members with a free listing in our member directory online
- Member to Member Discount Scheme
- 20% discount on advertising costs with Herts & Essex, Essex Chronicle and Brentwood Gazette (Terms and Conditions apply)
- Enhance your credibility by displaying our Member Certificate at your premises and include the official Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce logo on your website, email signature and business stationery
- Exclusive opportunities to sponsor events and reach your target market
- Preferential rate for Platinum Exhibitor packages at the annual Check-in @ Stansted B2B Exhibition (www.check-in-stansted.com)
Register your business before 30 November 2015 and take immediate advantage of the Membership Discount for the Annual Christmas Lunch on 7 December, this year at the Radisson Blu Stansted Airport with guests Sir Alan Haselhurst and Directors from Stansted Airport Limited (MAG). Click for full details of the Lunch.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. In the meantime I look forward to welcoming you onboard!
Chair - Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce
+44 (0) 1279 87 00 64
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Turkish Airlines is the latest major airline to join London Stansted Airport’s growing cargo operation when it begins new services to Istanbul today (Oct 29).
The airline joins international heavyweights that include China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways as the fifth carrier to be added to the cargo network since MAG (Manchester Airports Group) took over ownership of Stansted in March 2013.
The upsurge in operators has seen the airport’s cargo tonnage rise in the past 12 months by 9.5% to lift the annual total to over 235,000 tonnes.
The new Istanbul link is Turkish Airlines’ first UK all-cargo flight for six years and will see an Airbus A310 fly a weekly service to Stansted from Istanbul’s Ataturk airport via Amsterdam.
Conan Busby, MAG Cargo Business Development Manager, said:
“We're delighted that Turkish Airlines has selected the modern, world class cargo facilities at Stansted from which to operate their first UK freight services for six years. Stansted is one of the largest cargo hubs in Britain with more than £9.5bn worth of cargo transported every year.
“With spare runway capacity to support significant growth and additional economic activity, MAG‘s ambition is to develop Stansted into the premier scheduled freighter airport for the UK. The airport sits at the heart of the London-Stansted-Cambridge growth corridor, and with the region booming and London’s economic activity shifting towards the east, Stansted is ideally placed to support businesses trading internationally and looking to compete in the global market place.”
The new link has also been welcomed by regional business organisations. David Rooke, Inward Investment Manager for INVEST Essex, said:
“Turkey, as a fast-growing market in its own right together with onward global connections is an important and welcome new destination for London Stansted’s cargo offer. It’s great to see the airport, under MAG ownership, developing new links to enhance its international reach for the business community. The London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor is the most exciting and dynamic business area in the UK and being able to distribute products globally is vitally important to allow companies in the region to grow and compete in the global market place.”
Stansted is the busiest for all-freighter traffic among the London airports and transports thousands of tonnes of textiles, fruit and vegetables, electronics, pharmaceuticals, mail, horses and Formula One equipment on 11,000 annual flights to destinations in nearly every continent.