London Stansted to “transform the airport experience” with terminal extension that will improve every step of the journey

London Stansted has received planning permission to extend its terminal building, transforming the airport experience at every step of the journey from check-in on departure to immigration on arrival.

London Stansted Airport has received planning permission to extend its terminal building. The extension will transform the airport experience and provide capacity to accommodate growth towards the airport’s approved limit.

The scheme will add a three-bay extension to the back of the terminal building, extending it by 16,500sqm. It will create a more spacious departure lounge, with additional seating, a greater choice of shops, bars and restaurants, state-of-the-art check-in desks, increased baggage capacity and a larger security hall with more security lanes equipped with next-generation scanners.

The project will improve every step of the airport journey, from when passengers check-in on departure through to when they arrive at immigration. The extension will enable the airport to improve its capacity at busy times and provide the extra space required to accommodate forecast growth.

“Our plans will transform the airport experience for everyone connected with London Stansted, so today’s decision by the Planning Inspectorate to approve our scheme is excellent news for our passengers, colleagues, airport partners and the region we serve,” said Gareth Powell, Managing Director, London Stansted. “Stansted is now entering a new phase in its history, as we look to serve more passengers than ever before. Our unique and growing route network, and easy access to and from London and the east of England, is a fantastic platform to build on. We know Stansted will have a critical role to play in serving the future capacity needs of London. Being a single terminal airport enables us to offer the millions of passengers who choose us each year a simple, efficient and reliable experience when they fly. This is something they clearly value and enjoy when choosing which airport to use, so they can be confident our plans will build on this success and make every airport journey even better in the future.”



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