9 MARCH 2015


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Article from BTNews 9 MARCH 2015

Forty-five million Stansted

Stansted Airport has unveiled ideas to double capacity to 45m annual passengers. 

Called the Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) it sets out how the airport will be developed over the next 10-15 years to make use of the existing single runway within the agreed noise and air quality limits and the existing boundary.

The airport says that making use of Stansted’s spare capacity has the potential to generate an extra 10,000 on-site jobs and £4.6bn in additional economic activity, demonstrating the vital role the airport has to play in not just supporting economic growth and development in the region but also international connectivity for the UK to support increased trade and investment.  

Getting passengers to and from the airport is a key priority for stakeholders, in particular the rail journey times between Stansted Airport and London.  A survey indicates there is strong support for the partnership approach being taken by the airport to working with DfT and Network Rail to identify ways to speed up rail services on the West Anglia Main Line, both for airport passengers and other users.  www.stanstedairport.com/developmentplan

Back past the 20 million mark – (left to right) Samantha Johnson, Stansted Customer Experience Manager; Andrew Harrison, Stansted MD; Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer; Farrah Ahmed, Stansted Customer Experience Manager

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