1 AUGUST 2022
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A major refurbishment of Stansted Airport’s international departure lounge has been completed for the big summer getaway, with an investment of £12m invested by the airport and its retail partners to improve the customer experience as it prepares to welcome more than five million passengers during July and August.
Passengers travelling from the airport can enjoy a variety of new dining and retail options, including Comptoir Libanais, Terracotta Italian Kitchen, The Perch, Sunnyside Café, Bottega Bar and Caffè, and Caffè Nero.
New Lego, Tommy Hilfiger, Superdry, Discover Gourmet and W H Smith stores have opened their doors, while a second World Duty-Free shop has doubled in size, allowing passengers travelling outside of the UK to take advantage of tax-free shopping.
W H Smith’s new store, which features an eye-catching digital fascia, provides a selection of books, food, and drink, as well as InMotion “shop within a shop” which has the latest technology and electrical accessories.
The upgrade not only boosts the choice of bars, restaurants and retail outlets on offer but also provides additional seating for passengers in the central area of the lounge.
“We are delighted to have teamed up with our retail partners to bring these amazing concepts to the airport. It is an exciting time for London Stansted and the new outlets significantly enhance the departure lounge experience”, said Stephen Martin, Stansted’s Retail Director.
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Stephen Skinner, United Kingdom
As a regular traveller from STD I would prefer they reduced the number of these tacky food outlets and provided more seating for passengers.