Work begins on modernization program at London Stansted Airport

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London Stansted Airport celebrated its busiest January ever after it served more than 1.8 million passengers, marking a 3.3% year-on-year increase.

January also saw work begin on the first phase of the £600m (US$830m) Stansted Transformation Programme, which will undertake the biggest upgrade to the airport since the terminal opened in 1991.

The project will focus on enhancing the terminal, providing an additional 30 check-in desks, extra seating and restaurants in the departures lounge, as well as providing additional car and aircraft parking to cater for increased demand.

Ken O’ Toole, CEO, London Stansted Airport, said, “Following a successful 2017, January has seen continued record passenger numbers at London Stansted. We have a significant year ahead of us, with new airlines and long-haul routes starting, as well as ambitious plans to upgrade our facilities.

“With Stansted being the only London airport with significant available runway capacity we’re focused on investing in our facilities and ensuring we provide the best passenger experience.”

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