14 OCTOBER 2019


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Article from BTNews 14 OCTOBER 2019

Stansted shopping bypass

A new fast-track service and widening horizons to India made the headlines for Stansted last week with the airport boosting passenger service on the ground and Air India’s Boeing B787 Dreamliner on the way later this month.

The Fast Track Plus service gives passengers using Stansted access to a dedicated lane straight to the security checkpoint and then the fastest route to departures and the airport’s Escape Loungebypassing the shops.

The service can only be booked online and costs £10 but is offered free to Blue Badge holders, wheelchair users and “sunflower” passengers with hidden disabilities.

Meanwhile, Stansted is expanding its global network with a new three-times-a-week Air India service to Amritsar, the airport’s first direct flight to India. Flights will be by Boeing B787 with Business and Economy classes.

Stansted CEO Ken O’Toole said: “Stansted is ideally situated to serve the Asian community in north and east London and across eastern England, so we are delighted Air India has recognised the customer demand for Amritsar.

“We have just published our Gateway to Growth report highlighting our ambition to use our spare runway capacity to build our long-haul route network. The welcome arrival of Air India is another positive step towards that goal.”



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