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Foreign exchange giant Travelex launches operations at London Stansted


Travelex has launched a full range of foreign exchange bureaux and ATM services at London Stansted Airport, the UK’s fourth largest airport.

The launch of services at London Stansted, which handled more than 28 million passengers in 2019, means Travelex now operates at all three Manchester Airports Group (MAG) airports having recently re-won and started services at East Midlands airport in addition to existing facilities at Manchester.

The launch at Stansted also means Travelex now operates at three of the UK’s four busiest airports: London Heathrow, ranked first; Manchester, ranked third; and London Stansted, ranked fourth.

It initially launched 17 ATMs at London Stansted, before recently opening its first two manned stores. The bureaux will provide customers with a full range of traditional foreign exchange services, including access to over 50 currencies.

The company reveals that it will further expand its footprint at London Stansted in the coming months by broadening its range of ATM currencies and increasing its number of bureaux, with the bureaux growth potentially creating dozens of new and local sales and management jobs in the process.

Philip Barter, Travelex UK and Africa’s commercial director, noted: “With the travel and foreign exchange industries having faced a challenging pandemic period, our launch at London Stansted marks a significant step in the industry’s wider recovery.”

While the MAG Group’s retail and commercial director, Stephen Turner, said: “The strength of our partnership with Travelex was a key driver in the record time we were both able to come together and open the new bureaux, providing our passengers with convenient access to a wide range of currency services, both on the day and pre-ordering for collection at the airport.”


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