Jet2, TUI, EasyJet, Ryanair, BA: Stansted Airport is set to be ‘the busiest time since the start of the pandemic’
Stansted Airport is set to experience its ‘busiest time since the start of the pandemic’ as millions of passengers are expected to pass through the airport over Easter. It is estimated that 1.3 million passengers will pass through London Stansted throughout the Easter holidays.
During the four-day Easter weekend alone, 240,000 passengers are expected to use the airport, up from just over 8,000 last year when coronavirus restrictions were in place. This makes it the busiest time to travel to the airport since before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since many people have not traveled in the past two years, the airport has issued advice to all travelers willing to use the airport. They encourage passengers to arrive in good time for their flights and to familiarize themselves with all the usual security requirements.
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Steve Griffiths, chief executive of London Stansted, said: “The lifting of restrictions on international travel has been great news for passengers and the entire aviation industry after the most difficult two years in our history. We know people are excited to fly again after so long, so we want to give them the best possible experience. I want to reassure people that we are working hard to get back to where we need to be.
“Although queues are sometimes longer than people are used to, customers can certainly help us by arriving on time. We also want to remind people how they can minimize unnecessary delays at the airport.
“The usual restrictions on liquids, sharp objects and electronic devices carried in hand luggage continue to apply, and although hand sanitizer is also permitted through security if it is less than 100ml, it should also be included in a clear, resealable bag with all other liquids, so we recommend passengers prepare well before leaving home. We also recommend passengers check for any road or rail disruptions that may affect their journey to the airport, and to arrive at the terminal as soon as possible at the time their airline allows them to check in. .
“To prepare for the summer, we launched a major recruitment campaign in January to fill hundreds of positions in our security operation, and partner organizations like airlines, ground handlers and border forces have also recruited. We have held a number of recruitment events and on Tuesday 5th April we will be partnering with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to hold a job fair at the club’s new iconic stadium.
“A major renovation of our departure lounge is also part of our summer preparations. We are investing over £12m in improving the customer experience with a range of new bars, restaurants and outlets.
“Over the next few weeks, passengers may experience disruptions in the departure lounge, so please bear with us while we carry out this work. We are all delighted to welcome more and more passengers to London Stansted and we will work hard to ensure they have the best possible experience at the airport.
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