17 JUNE 2013
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easyJet has signed a long-term contract with Stansted which will enable the airline to more than double its traffic at the airport over the next five years. Together with its operation at nearby Southend (but a different market area) it could justifiably call itself “Essex largest airline”. In fact it is Britain’s largest airline.
The news comes just three months after M.A.G. completed its acquisition of Stansted.
The airline currently operates eight aircraft on up to 27 routes from Stansted, including new services to Bulgaria, Morocco and Egypt.
Charlie Cornish, Chief Executive of M.A.G., said: “London Stansted will flourish under M.A.G.'s ownership as we actively market the airport, the region and its strong connectivity, including direct rail access to both London and Cambridge, to airlines and introduce lots more airline competition into the London market. The quality of our offer is compelling and we strongly believe that London Stansted has a key role to play in any debate on South East capacity and this positive announcement by easyJet confirms that”. www.stanstedairport.com www.easyjet.com
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