Airport News

Stansted 'popular with transatlantic travellers'

Thu, 08 Nov, 2007

London Stansted Airport is becoming increasingly popular with transatlantic travellers, according to its owner.

MaxJet and Eos currently operate business class-only services from London Stansted Airport to New York JFK, while American Airlines recently started a daily service on the same route that also caters for holidaymakers.

American Airlines plan to increase their service to New York to two flights a day in April 2008 and MaxJet has already launched flights from London Stansted Airport to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

A spokesman for BAA, owner and operator of London Stansted Airport, said that all three airlines have reported "significantly increased bookings" in recent times.

He added that the decision of American Airlines to increase the frequency of its flights to New York was a particularly significant development for London Stansted Airport.

"Business and leisure passengers will have direct access to the airline's expansive route network from their JFK hub, which connects directly to nearly 200 destinations across the Americas and Caribbean," the spokesman explained.

BAA is currently awaiting the outcome of a public inquiry into its expansion plans for London Stansted Airport, which, if approved, would see passenger numbers increase to 35 million a year.

Joe Evans

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