Airport News

New flights for London Stansted Airport

Fri, 14 Nov, 2008

An airline has announced that it is to boost the services available at London Stansted Airport by offering new long haul flights.

Europe's fourth largest carrier Air Berlin has said it will add nine long haul connections from Dusseldorf via Stansted, including destinations in America and the Caribbean.

Air Berlin country manager for the UK & Ireland Titus Johnson said: "Air Berlin has a great reputation for providing full service at lower fares and we're excited to now be able to offer travellers from London, East England and beyond, even more choice to an exciting range of long haul destinations."

The new destinations include Cancun, Miami, Mombasa, Bangkok and Male.

Stansted Airport is located about 30 miles north-east of London and is the UK's third busiest airport after Heathrow and Gatwick.

It saw some 24 million passengers in the 12 months to October 2007.

A plan to extend the airport, which will see an extra runway and terminal open in 2015 was recently approved by government officials.

Joe Evans

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