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Old 18th Feb 2019, 18:54
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Included is a newly created quiet seating area downstairs from the Departure Lounge away from the normal flows with 208 seats
I came across the quiet seating area last week, didn’t realise it was new. I thought I’d just been missing it! It had a bit of an eerie feel about it, very empty and the approach makes you think you’re going somewhere you shouldn’t.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 20:31
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London Stansted Transformation Newly designed departure lounge and seatingAs you may be aware, our airport has recently revealed stylish new passenger seating and created three brand new seating areas in our busy departure lounge. The changes have increased our capacity by 40 per cent.
The improvements come as part of the wider transformation project and will now make room for over 1000 passengers in the main departure lounge. A dedicated family seating area has also been created within the departure lounge for groups travelling with young children.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 12:08
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Albawings

Albanian carrier Albawings (2B/AWT) will commence new Stansted to Tirana TIA service eff. 13th June 2019.

Initially 2x weekly frequency, increasing to 3x weekly eff. 2nd July 2019.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 12:57
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Albawings service was originally mooted in Feb last year for a March`18 start at 4pw with B735.

Hopefully will be a more positive result this time & restore Tirana to the STN schedules.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 04:30
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Originally Posted by carousel View Post
London Stansted Transformation Newly designed departure lounge and seatingAs you may be aware, our airport has recently revealed stylish new passenger seating and created three brand new seating areas in our busy departure lounge. The changes have increased our capacity by 40 per cent.
The improvements come as part of the wider transformation project and will now make room for over 1000 passengers in the main departure lounge. A dedicated family seating area has also been created within the departure lounge for groups travelling with young children.
Nicely positioned arm rests to stop people stretching out!
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 07:02
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They are that "seats"...but stylish & actually help provide for 40% more customers...

STN has been challenged previously for not providing adequate numbers of seats inc WOWZZ himself in his post #1389 Nov`18 which he includes the following in a disparagement of the facilities -"endless shops but no seats".

STN cannot win in some contradictory eyes but must be commended for providing those 550 further "seats".
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 07:35
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More seating to come soon within ‘Wetherpsoons’ extension and ‘Burger Kings’ new seating area, which is the space ‘Next’ had until recently.
Also all the new seats in the main departure lounge have usb charging points built in.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 13:40
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I was merely commenting that the seats seem to have been designed to ensure passengers are unable to stretch out in them. I'm glad that finally STN is providing the extra seating that is long overdue, given the meteoric rise in pax over the last couple of years. Once the new multistorey carpark is finished, with hopefully a decent valet parking option, and security and border control queues are reduced, it will once again become my preferred airport, as it was 10 years ago.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 14:02
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Originally Posted by wowzz View Post
I was merely commenting that the seats seem to have been designed to ensure passengers are unable to stretch out in them. I'm glad that finally STN is providing the extra seating that is long overdue, given the meteoric rise in pax over the last couple of years. Once the new multistorey carpark is finished, with hopefully a decent valet parking option, and security and border control queues are reduced, it will once again become my preferred airport, as it was 10 years ago.
My last two journeys through Stansted have been seemless with regards to outbound security screening and inbound immigration. I have experienced the horrendous queues in the past, the last time was about three years ago though to be honest. It’s been either reasonable or very good since. I have stood in queues for much longer at both Gatwick and Heathrow in the last six months.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 17:07
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Perhaps as expected Loganair have been awarded the contract to fly LDY/STN in place of defunct BMR...
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 03:12
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Originally Posted by pamann View Post
My last two journeys through Stansted have been seemless with regards to outbound security screening and inbound immigration. I have experienced the horrendous queues in the past, the last time was about three years ago though to be honest. It’s been either reasonable or very good since. I have stood in queues for much longer at both Gatwick and Heathrow in the last six months.
I guess it is the luck of the draw sometimes. Recently at BHX I was through border control in 30 seconds, luggage delivered in 5 minutes, and in my car 15 minutes after exiting the aircraft!
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 07:18
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The seating, which looks like it received inspiration from a park bench, has no doubt been installed to encourage sore arse syndrome. After 5 minutes or so passengers will want to stand up so always creating vacant seating.


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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 20:11
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BA CityFlyer

BACF starting new Stansted to Mykonos route eff. 19th May, operating weekly until 29th September 2019. Replaces route to Nice which will no longer operate.

BA Stansted Changes: Mykonos & Nice ? London Air Travel
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 20:33
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BACF starting new Stansted to Mykonos route eff. 19th May, operating weekly until 29th September 2019. Replaces route to Nice which will no longer operate.

BA Stansted Changes: Mykonos & Nice ? London Air Travel
Well overdue and a fantastic addition to Stansted’s portfolio of routes.
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 21:08
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Brilliant news from BA, this route should do very well from STN, A totally new unserved route to a very popular island.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 12:11
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BA Mykonos (JMK)

Just a shame it’s outbound Sunday and inbound Saturday. 6 or 13 nights. No good for the smaller Greek tour operators to use as a lot of their accommodations are tied into 7/10/11 or 14 night durations. Great for the independent traveler, especially so if you’re happy to fly into one London airport and back into another.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 14:43
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Timings look nice.

BA will launch a new Sunday service to Mykonos from 19 May to 29 September 2019.

BA2335 departs Stansted at 10:05 and arrives at Mykonos at 15:25.
BA2334 departs Mykonos at 16:35 and arrives at Stansted at 18:35.

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Old 24th Feb 2019, 19:58
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Multistorey Carpark

Can anyone update me on the progress of the carpark please. I thought completion date was around May, but the STN website is showing it as an available parking option.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 07:40
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Originally Posted by wowzz View Post
Can anyone update me on the progress of the carpark please. I thought completion date was around May, but the STN website is showing it as an available parking option.
Not sure on exact date. Will try to find out for you. But it is on schedule and going well. The main structure is up. It’s all the kitting out of electrics and plumbing and so in that is mainly being worked on now.
I have heard it is already selling well and the airport is now considering using multi-storey car parks at long and mid stay parking areas too.
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 04:46
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Thanks for the update. The fact that reservations are being taken would imply that work is on track, but, unfortunately I tend to be a little cynical with regard to completion dates!
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