London Stansted expecting busy Easter weekend
An estimated 1.3 million passengers will travel through London Stansted over the Easter holidays, making it the busiest period for travel for the UK gateway since before the pandemic began.
With many people not having travelled in the last two years, the airport is encouraging passengers to arrive in good time for their flights and to familiarise themselves with all the usual security requirements.
During the four-day Easter weekend, 240,000 passengers are expected to use the airport, compared to just over 8,000 last year when COVID restrictions were in place.
Steve Griffiths, London Stansted’s Managing Director, said: “The lifting of international travel restrictions has been extremely good news for passengers and the whole of the aviation industry following the most challenging two years in our history.
“We know people are excited to be flying again after such a long time, so we want to provide them with the best possible experience.
“I want to reassure people that we are working hard to get back to where we need to be. While queues may be longer than people are used to at times, customers can definitely help us by arriving in good time.”
He also noted that in order to enhance the future airport experience for passengers, the airport is to carrying out a major refurbishment of its departure lounge.
“We are investing more than £12 million in improving the customer experience with a range of new bars, restaurants, and retail outlets,” said Griffiths.
“Over the next few weeks, passengers may experience some disruption in the departure lounge, so please be patient with us as we carry out this work.
“We are all really excited to welcome more and more passengers back to London Stansted and will be working hard to ensure they have the best possible experience while at the airport.”