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Old 17th Mar 2022, 17:25
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Nice Air in Iceland have released their schedule between Stansted and Akureyri - initially 2x weekly on Mon + Fri. STN-AEY starts at £132 one way
AEY 0745 STN 1145
STN 1245 AEY 1445
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Old 18th Mar 2022, 08:49
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Nice Air in Iceland have released their schedule between Stansted and Akureyri - initially 2x weekly on Mon + Fri. STN-AEY starts at £132 one way
AEY 0745 STN 1145
STN 1245 AEY 1445
Do you have a website or link for this. Canít find anything online?
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Old 18th Mar 2022, 08:57
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Do you have a website or link for this. Canít find anything online?
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Old 18th Mar 2022, 14:18
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Flying with Ryanair tomorrow from Stansted, and received an email from FR warning me to be at the airport THREE HOURS before flight departure due to possible security delays. Easter is still a few weeks away
Is this just due to STN and MAN being part of MAG, press have covered the MAN security chaos this week and FR don't want any blame ?
Are MAG moving security staff temporarily from STN to MAN ? Or are STN about to have a MAN style meltdown for some other reason ?
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Old 18th Mar 2022, 14:36
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Itís a standard notice sent to every passenger and theyíve done it for some time. Just exercise some common sense - if itís a very busy time give yourself some extra time especially if hoping to get something to eat. If there arenít so many departures at that time, as I had last week, expect to get through in 10 minutes.
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Old 31st Mar 2022, 12:11
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Ryanair will fly to Rovaniemi 4x weekly from 30 Oct 2022
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 20:50
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No mention of Tunis Air twice per week.
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 21:30
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear View Post
No mention of Tunis Air twice per week.
Iím fairly certain itís been mentioned but disappeared. Unless there was a previous start scuppered for 2021?

Air Albania are also now back. The variety is slowly creeping in the right direction.
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 12:43
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Coaches to London

I have noticed in the last month that coaches between London and Stansted (A6 and A9) are very often extremely full... often sold out on National Express' website before they even depart the first stop in London. Even allowing for no-shows, pax at bus stops in London wanting to pay the driver are routinely being told "Sorry the coach is full, wait for the next coach in 30 mins" - fine if this happens once, but not fine if pax is told this multiple times in 2 hours !

I am wondering if it's time either for National Express to increase frequency of service.. or (ideally) if there is space for another coach company to enter the London-Stansted market as there was in 2019. The current coach service is beginning to look like monopoly-style profits are being made
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 16:24
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Airport Bus Express are back on the Stratford run with a near 30 min service (with 4 trips a day in the early hours to & from Liverpool Street)
No news on the Victoria service though
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 21:04
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Maybe the coaches wouldn't be as busy if the Stansted Express was running with a half decent timetable.
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 23:27
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What would it take for the Stansted Express to move from its current half hourly service, to the every-15-mins service that ran in 2019 ?
Is this possible before 10-Dec-2022 or even 2023 ?
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 23:42
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
What would it take for the Stansted Express to move from its current half hourly service, to the every-15-mins service that ran in 2019 ?
Is this possible before 10-Dec-2022 or even 2023 ?
Once upon a time (1991 iirc) the Stansted Express used to offer a journey time of just 41 minutes including stop at Tottenham Hale. Wonder why it now takes the best part of an hour?
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 09:26
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Originally Posted by pamann View Post
Once upon a time (1991 iirc) the Stansted Express used to offer a journey time of just 41 minutes including stop at Tottenham Hale. Wonder why it now takes the best part of an hour?
1991 was over 30 years ago!! The lines have got a hell lot busier since then. So have the trains meaning it takes longer at each station to get all these passengers on and off.
Also it takes anywhere from 46-50 minutes from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street with either 2 or three stops.

On the coaches yes National Express need to increase service and capacity back to Stansted. The buses are nearly always full as itís been mentioned. I often travel to Heathrow and the national express was often cheaper and more convenient than the trains. But itís current service pattern is terrible. Rather go through London on a packed tube now.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 15:52
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Flight reporting Emirates to re-start in August
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 17:18
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Initial schedule is the 65 departing 21:10 and the 68 arriving 13:30 so looks like double daily will be returning hopefully sooner rather than later.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 18:42
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Originally Posted by STN406 View Post
1991 was over 30 years ago!! The lines have got a hell lot busier since then. So have the trains meaning it takes longer at each station to get all these passengers on and off.
Also it takes anywhere from 46-50 minutes from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street with either 2 or three stops.

On the coaches yes National Express need to increase service and capacity back to Stansted. The buses are nearly always full as itís been mentioned. I often travel to Heathrow and the national express was often cheaper and more convenient than the trains. But itís current service pattern is terrible. Rather go through London on a packed tube now.
Most rail services have improved journey times over the last 30 years, not gone backwards. Thatís why I feel itís a bit of an oddity.

Anyway - Itís good news on the return of Emirates to Stansted. Did I read somewhere on here that one of the A stands was being fitted with a double airbridge?

Be good to see the terminal check-in reworks commence again at some point and hoping the future includes an Emirates lounge as the Escape lounge isnít the nicest of lounges IMO.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 21:29
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Originally Posted by pamann View Post
Most rail services have improved journey times over the last 30 years, not gone backwards. Thatís why I feel itís a bit of an oddity.
The long distance mainlines have been improved massively eg London - Manchester. A lot of the commuter lines from surrounding counties into London have gone backwards probably due to increasing passenger numbers and congestion.

Greater Anglia frequencies have been massively cut across the board, as have similar operators and lines due to changing work patterns. Stansted is a bit of a special case, if passenger numbers recover to pre-Covid levels there is no justification for rail services to not do the same.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 05:41
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The worry I think is that because the new Stansted Express trains have more capacity, twelve carriages increased from eight, that the frequency may not recover. Problem with that is airport commuters demand a good, high frequency service and couldn't give two hoots how many people each train can carry. It also causes havoc with passenger turn-up rates in the Terminal.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 11:21
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
The long distance mainlines have been improved massively eg London - Manchester. A lot of the commuter lines from surrounding counties into London have gone backwards probably due to increasing passenger numbers and congestion.

Greater Anglia frequencies have been massively cut across the board, as have similar operators and lines due to changing work patterns. Stansted is a bit of a special case, if passenger numbers recover to pre-Covid levels there is no justification for rail services to not do the same.
Worth also mentioning (although not Stansted related) that Peak Thameslink journeys into London from St Albans have increased from 18 mins about 3-4 years ago to nearer 25 mins now, so agree, whilst long distance might have improved, commuter journeys have become slower. I'm pretty sure I remember 35 min journeys from Liverpool St to Stansted not so long ago (Might have imagined that...)
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