Stansted Terminal Extension

Construction work on Stansted Airport's £40 million extension project begins this week. The London airport currently handles around 65,000 passengers every day and increasing passengers means space is running out.

The work on the terminal building will see an additional 5,900m2 added to the international arrivals area - due to open in June 2008 and fully complete in December 2008. The Immigration Hall will be doubled in size, providing extra space for additional baggage carousels. The extra space will also allow for the creation of a new area for 'meeters and greeters' to improve the passenger experience at the terminal.

Stansted Airport operator BAA say that the work will allow the airport to handle 25 million passengers a year. Nick Barton, Business Development and Planning Director for BAA Stansted said that BAA are "committed to providing the best possible airport experience at Stansted." Mr Barton went on to add that every effort would be made to ensure that "any disruption to staff, passengers and the airport's safe operation is kept to a minimum."

The terminal extension is unrelated to the airport's expansion plans, which include adding a second runway. The public enquiry into the airport's expansion is due to begin next month. For all your Stansted Airport Parking needs and further travel news, make it easy going - make it Holiday Extras.