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Stansted Airport award for 4th year running!
Written by Julie Budden   
Friday, 28 March 2014 09:40

Stansted scoops best airport award for the fourth year running

London Stansted Airport is flying high after being crowned the world’s best airport for low-cost airlines for the fourth year in a row at the World Airport Awards.

Stansted’s Managing Director, Andrew Harrison, with the SKYTRAX award at the ceremony in Barcelona on March 26. The airport topped the poll of nearly 13 million passengers in the annual SKYTRAX airport customer survey. The survey focused on all aspects of the passenger journey and captured the opinions of over 110 different nationalities at 410 airports across the world.

At the ceremony in Barcelona, Stansted’s Managing Director, Andrew Harrison, said:

“It’s a fantastic achievement and a very proud moment for everyone at Stansted to be voted the world’s best airport for low-cost airlines for the fourth year in a row. The airport has been at the heart of low-cost travel revolution for the last 15 years and this award demonstrates we are still the undisputed world leader at serving this growing and vibrant airline sector.

“Stansted has returned to growth over the past year as more and more passengers recognise that the airport is the best way to get to and from Europe. The good news for passengers is that Stansted has plenty of room to grow, and with a major investment project underway to transform our terminal, this really is an exciting time for the airport.”

The World Airport Awards ceremony took place on March 26 in Barcelona as part of Passenger Terminal Expo, the world’s leading international airport terminal conference and exhibition.

M.A.G celebrates first anniversary of £1.5bn Stansted Airport acquisition
Written by Denis O'Regan   
Friday, 14 March 2014 10:27
Written by Julie Budden   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:22


Stansted traffic results for January 2014
Written by Julie Budden   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:55


Stansted Airport saw over 1.15 million passengers pass through the terminal in January 2014 – an increase of 7.2% over the same month last year.

Stansted Jan 2014The overall number of passengers using Stansted in the year ending January 2014 was 17.92 million, an increase of 2.6% over the previous 12 months.

Andrew Harrison, Stansted’s Managing Director, said:

“The increased number of passengers using Stansted this January compared to last year is a good start to 2014 and a signal of the airport’s future potential.

“Our £80 million terminal transformation project continues at great pace with customers already enjoying improvements to the security area of the terminal with even more changes to come. We are also set to welcome a host of new routes to our network in the coming weeks and months that will offer passengers even greater choice of destinations from Stansted.

“The aviation market in the south-east has never been as competitive as it is right now, and to sustain long-term growth we will need to exceed the expectations of our existing carriers and fight hard to win new business and passengers.”

Stansted's transformation project taking shape...
Written by Julie Budden   
Monday, 09 December 2013 12:17

£80 million terminal transformation project taking shape as new security area welcomes first passengers

Stansted Airport’s £80million terminal transformation project reached its latest milestone today (Dec 6) when the first section of the new security search area opened to passengers. The first phase of the project has seen the security area relocated away from its ‘landlocked’ central location to a new area twice the size and flooded with natural light on the south side of the terminal building.

The first section of Stansted Airport’s new security search now open to passengers.

The new, more spacious location will accommodate 22 security lanes when complete compared to the previous 18, with dedicated lanes for families, passengers with reduced mobility and fast track for premium travellers.

20 self-service smart access gates will scan boarding cards before passengers enter the new security screening area as part of the airport’s drive to improve the passenger experience.

The security area is due to be fully operational by Christmas following the launch of the transformation project in June this year by the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin.

The project is part of a major investment by Stansted Airport’s new owners, M.A.G, to transform the terminal by making better use of existing space and provide passengers with new security facilities and an enlarged departure lounge.

Martin Lyall, Stansted Airport’s Transformation Director, said:

“Stansted Airport’s terminal transformation project is really beginning to take shape and promises to be an important step towards Stansted’s ultimate goal of becoming the best airport in London. Our passengers have told us they want to get through security as quickly and safely as possible and we believe the additional space, easier access and improved way-finding in a great new location flooded with natural light is a real step change that will get passengers through security more quickly and efficiently.

“It’s been a challenging few weeks as we move from the old search area to the new location in time for the busy Christmas getaway but with careful planning and a dedicated team working around the clock, I am pleased to say we have hit another major milestone on time. 

“There’s still plenty more to do and we will begin construction on the departure lounge phase of the project in the new year but Stansted really is changing, and changing for the better, and we’re confident passengers, airlines and staff will love the new terminal when it’s fully completed in 2015.

“Our focus is to provide great service and facilities and put Stansted in the strongest position to compete effectively for new routes, airlines and passengers and this transformation of our terminal is a critical element in achieving this aim and central to our future growth plans for Stansted.”

Phase two of the project, which kicks off in January, will see a complete redesign of the international departure lounge. The transformation will provide a more intuitive and easier journey through the airport, including additional seating, better restaurants and more shopping choice alongside improved way-finding and additional flight information screens. The new design will also provide flexibility to accommodate future airline requirements as Stansted grows its existing customer base and begins to attract a broader range of airline partners.

SACC, bridging the gap between the airport and local businesses
Written by Julie Budden   
Friday, 22 November 2013 10:24


Stansted offers a helping hand for local business
Written by Julie Budden   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:42

Companies from across the East of England are expected to generate new business deals worth millions of pounds as Stansted Airport’s annual ‘Meet the Buyers’ event gets underway at the Hilton Hotel today (October 3).

Over 150 local suppliers and 35 buyers are attending the daylong event which last year gave local companies the platform to generate a least £1.3 million of new business. The event, organised by the BE Group, allows small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and entrepreneurs direct access to companies based at, or close to Stansted Airport to market and sell their goods. In total an estimated 1000 meetings will take place across the day.

mtb2Stansted Airport's Managing Director Andrew Harrison hosts a business breakfast to kick off today’s ‘Meet the Buyers’ event.013aHosting a business breakfast to kick off proceedings, Andrew Harrison, Stansted Airport's Managing Director, said:

“London Stansted ‘Meet the Buyers’ is fast becoming the ‘must do event’ in the local business calendar and this year is no exception with a record 35 buyers confirmed, including new organisations like the Ministry of Defence and Aviva. Under the new ownership of M.A.G, I am determined to make Stansted the ‘best airport in London’.

“We’re already established as a world leader at serving the low-cost airline sector, with a route network stretching to around 150 destinations and more direct scheduled European flights than any other airport in the UK. But the focus now is to broaden the route network, invest in new terminal facilities, offer passengers and business more choice and create a richer mix of airlines operating out of Stansted, including long-haul carriers. 

“These opportunities won’t just benefit M.A.G but also the 10,000 employees and 190 firms on site and the wider business community across the region.  I want everyone to share in the success and benefit from the new and exciting vision M.A.G is bringing to Stansted. With a growing international airport on the doorstep, a thriving entrepreneurial spirit and more small and medium sized businesses than Scotland and Northern Ireland combined, this region has a lot to offer the UK Plc and this is where ‘Meet the Buyers’ can help.”

Companies attending include the Ministry of Defence, UK Power Networks, Lotus Cars, Essex & Suffolk Water, Uttlesford and East Herts District Councils and Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils.

Suffolk County Council Leader, Mark Bee, said:

“Suffolk County Council’s key priority for the coming year is to support economic growth and jobs in our region. We are delighted to be attending ‘Stansted Meet the Buyers’ again this year and hope to engage with a diverse supplier base to explore opportunities that may be available to us all. Local government is responsible for a significant part of public spending, and I believe it is only right that we are expected to play our part in finding more efficient ways to do this.”

Cllr Tony Jackson, Leader, East Herts District Council, said:

“Meet the Buyers is a very worthwhile event and gives SMEs from East Herts a platform to branch out and tap into the wider market place.”

Simon Jackson from Uttlesford District Council said:
Stansted Airport's Managing Director Andrew Harrison (centre) is pictured with Anita Garrard, Manager of the Stansted Employment and Skills Academy (left) and Julie Budden, Chair of the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce (right).
“While the economy remains in a fragile state, there is not a better opportunity to meet quality businesses in such a short space of time.”

Stansted Airport is the biggest single site employer in the East with over 10,200 people working for nearly 200 on-airport companies. Not only does the airport offer more than 150 international connections that are vital for growth in UK trade and investment, it also handled over 200,000 tonnes of cargo in 2012 helping to connect SMEs with the global marketplace.

Understanding Airport Procurement
Written by Julie Budden   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:57



London Stansted Airport


Tim Hooper, Head of Procurement - Stansted Airport Limited will inform on how your business can access the extensive opportunities throughout the Airport's Supply Chain.


Date: Thursday 12 September 2013 -1600hrs - 1730 hrs

Venue: Enterprise House, London Stansted Airport, CM24 1QW (FREE parking)


Your attendance at this event will allow you to:


  • Discover business opportunities at Stansted Airport, the organisations involved and their supply chains
  • Learn about the standards required to supply into the Airport Community and other large organisations in your area
  • Find out how to access all of the business support that is available in the region around Stansted and network with the key organisations involved
  • Hear directly from the Airport’s procurement team about how you can be involved
  • The numerous opportunities within the multi-million pound supply chain to the airport sector in the region will be explained at this event.




16.00pm    Registration and Coffee


16.30pm    Understanding the wider airport opportunity – BE Group


                An overview of opportunities on and around the airport (not just regarding M.A.G.)


                and how businesses can fit in.  To include an overview of tenants, hotels, transport


                providers, facilities etc.

               Sebastian Down, Regional Manager, Business Enterprise Group

16.45pm   Understanding the Stansted Airport Supply Chain - Stansted Airport Ltd

               An overview of procurement at Stansted Airport and how procurement is done on the


               airport itself, including for example insurances required, airside passes, health and 


               safety etc

              Tim Hooper, Head of Procurement, London Stansted Airport

17.00pm  How to access these opportunities?

17.15pm  Questions and Answers

17.30pm  Close of event


Book early to secure your place - limited availability


Cost:  £10 + vat (£12 incl)   Payment to be received by 5/9/13 to secure your placeCheques made payable to SACC and sent to 3rd Floor, Endeavour House, London Stansted Airport, Essex. CM24 1SJ.  Please call for BACS details (01279) 87 00 64.  We are unable to accept credit card payments.


FREE parking available.

Cancellation Policy

5 working days notice required for a full refund. Cancellation must be submitted in writing via email to Julie Budden


Details of all attendees to any SACC event are included within the events delegate list. You hereby consent to the use of your data for that purpose in accordance with Data Protection Act 1998.

Location : Enterprise House, London Stansted Airport, CM24 1QW
Contact : Julie Budden (01279) 87 00 64

Stansted Airport - PRM Tender opportunity
Written by Julie Budden   
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 09:38

Manchester Airport Group Supply Chain has issued a contract notice relating to the Passengers with Reduced Mobility Service tender.

This tender is for the service at Manchester, Stansted and East Midland’s Airports. As Stansted is a regulated Airport this tender will be run through Tendersmart, an online procurement system.

A pre qualification questionnaire has been released as part of the contract notice and this needs to be submitted from any supplier wishing to bid for this business.

PQQ submissions and subsequently the bid submissions from those Bidders shortlisted from the PQQ must be made via the Tendersmart system.

There are no fees payable by the Bidder for PQQ submission. However should you wish to submit a bid after PQQ shortlisting then you will be required to pay a one-off bid-process-fee of between £100 - £2000, (dependent on tender size).

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it regarding payment processing.

Alternatively, if you are a frequent user of TenderSmart, there is an option to pay an annual subscription fee which is set at €EUR3,000 (circa £GBP2,100).

Please visit www.TenderSmart.com for terms and conditions (via Supplier Zone>New Supplier)

If you require technical assistance using TenderSmart please contact the help desk quoting the unique Doc number for the tender:

• calling from UK: 0800 358 3556
• calling from European Union: +44 207 187 4144 (free number)
• email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Transport Secretary launches £80million terminal redevelopment project to meet the needs of today's passengers
Written by Julie Budden   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 07:42

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today joined M.A.G chairman, Mike Davies OBE and Stansted Airport MD, Andrew Harrison to launch the start of an £80 million project to transform Stansted’s iconic terminal building and meet the demands of modern air travel.

The way passengers travel by air has dramatically changed over the last decade. For example, the overwhelming majority of Stansted passengers check-in online and over half travel without checked-in baggage. To reflect this, Stansted is undertaking the biggest transformation since the terminal opened in 1991 to improve all aspects of the passenger journey.

Stansted's state-of-the-art Lord Foster designed terminal building will be enhanced by making better use of existing space and providing passengers with new security facilities and an enlarged departure lounge.

New owners M.A.G have wasted no time in identifying ways to improve the passenger experience, with the long-term ambition of becoming the best airport in London. To inform its approach to the redevelopment, M.A.G has used research by psychologists to understand the points when passengers feel confused, stressed and relaxed during their time at the airport. They also analysed changing trends and passenger expectations over recent years and in the future to inform the plans.

To ensure Stansted's award winning terminal continues to provide passengers with award winning levels of service, M.A.G is investing £40 million in the project to redevelop the terminal - supported by a further £40 million that will be invested by commercial partners.

The transformation will provide a more intuitive and easier journey through the airport, a bigger and relocated security area, double the amount of seating, better restaurants and more shopping choice alongside improved way-finding and additional flight information screens. The new design will also provide flexibility to accommodate future airline requirements as Stansted grows it existing customer base and begins to attract a broader range of airline partners.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said:

“Just three months into its ownership of the airport M.A.G. has shown it is prepared to invest in the infrastructure to improve passenger services and provide new facilities. The millions invested in this project will transform Stansted Airport’s terminal building and the way passengers use it. That’s not just good news for travellers, it’s also good news for the country because this sort of improvement to our transport infrastructure helps to make the UK more competitive in the global economic race.”

Stansted’s Managing Director, Andrew Harrison, said:

“Today marks the start of a significant investment programme to transform the terminal and help deliver our ambitious plans to radically improve Stansted and make it the airport of choice in London for airlines and passengers alike.

“The way airlines and passengers use the airport has dramatically changed over recent years with far fewer passengers using check-in desks or travelling with hold baggage but spending more time in the departure lounge.

“This exciting transformation project responds to these changing trends and will create a quicker and more efficient security process and bring some sparkle to what is already a fantastic terminal.

“Our focus is to provide great service and facilities and put Stansted in the strongest position to compete effectively for new routes, airlines and passengers and this transformation of our terminal is a critical element in achieving this aim and central to our future growth plans for Stansted.”

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