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Stansted’s £80 million terminal building is now open

Plane FlightPhase two of Stansted’s £80 million investment to completely transform the terminal building is now complete and officially open to passengers.

The investment has led to the departure lounge being transformed into a contemporary, stylish space that houses a great line up of luxury bars, cafes and restaurants to provide passengers with a taste of extravagance no matter what their budget or appetite.

Focusing on the passenger’s journey

This recent upgrade has witnessed the opening of the airport’s flagship World Duty Free store and has created an additional 300 full- and part-time jobs at Stansted airport.

A new focus has also been placed on the passenger journey with a variety of menus now available from a choice of vendors, including:

  • James Martin Kitchen
  • Windmill Pub (a £2.7 million investment from J.D Wetherspoon)
  • Cabin (offering fine wines)
  • Coast to Coast
  • Halo
  • Starbucks
  • Giraffe
  • Itsu
  • Leon
  • Burger King
  • Pet A Manger
  • Harris+Hoole

One of the biggest developments

Charlie Cornish, the Chief Executive of Manchester Airport Group (MAG) who owns Stansted, officially opened the new airport terminal building and commented that the transformation of Stansted was “one of the biggest developments in terms of scale” that has taken place.

He noted that when MAG first acquired Stansted airport there was a clear vision set forth to really improve its facilities.

These changes to the terminal have restored its position as the fastest growing airport in Britain with nearly 21 million travellers passing through its doors every year.

Cornish explained the £80 million investment came just at the right time; expanding the departure lounge by a huge 60% just after passenger numbers went up 25% in March.

If you’re tempted to check out the latest changes at Stansted remember to book your specialist travel insurance in advance to protect your holiday

 

Date Created: 28 April 2015

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