16 FEBRUARY 2015


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Article from BTNews 16 FEBRUARY 2015

Stansted expansion

Speaking at the ‘Future Travel Experience’ industry conference in London, Andrew Harrison, Managing Director, Stansted Airport, outlined owner MAG’s vision to transform the airport by upgrading and rejuvenating the passenger areas, whilst offering airlines a more tailored and differentiated airport product.

The next phase will be a £8m upgrade of its Satellite One departure gate area. 
Part of a wider £260m investment programme, this development is being driven by the airport’s ambition to attract more passengers, airlines and long haul services.

The multi-million pound renovation of Satellite One will not only make the area sleek, modern and contemporary in style but provide enhanced passenger facilities in the form of comfortable lifestyle seating, fully refurbished toilets as well as free charging points and improved wi-fi.  Space is also being secured for bespoke lounge facilities to be developed to differentiate the offer to airlines.
Design plans for the airport’s new Escape Lounge were also unveiled; an exciting development which serves the needs of Stansted’s changing passenger profile and the first lounge in the main departures area in the airport’s 24-year history.

Stansted has also announced a 13% increase in passenger numbers, January 2015 from the same month 2014, which takes the annual rolling figure to over 20m, the first time since 2009.  www.stanstedairport.com/transformation

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