Thursday, 22 February 2018

Stansted Airport plan for 43 million passengers

Stansted Airport wants to increase the number of passengers it is allowed to handle each year by eight million.

It expects to reach its current cap of 35 million within five years and has applied for planning permission to raise it to 43 million.

The Essex airport said it could be done by making better use of runway capacity without breaking caps on flight numbers or aircraft noise.

Chief executive Ken O'Toole believes it would create an extra 5,000 jobs.

He said: "Stansted will be the fastest growing airport in London in 2018.
"Our competitors in London are capacity-constrained and they're finding it very difficult to provide additional capacity for airlines that want to grow and serve the South East.

BBC      News.

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