Stansted Airport is preparing for the launch of new cheap flights to Africa, winter sun destinations and ski resorts.
With the summer holidays having drawn to a close and winter getting closer, Ryanair has confirmed that it is introducing flights to Plovdiv in November, a route that will afford Brits access to Bulgaria’s Bansko ski region.
Meanwhile, Air Berlin will introduce flights to Salzburg in December, which will allow passengers to visit Austria’s nearby Alpine ski resorts.
Nick Barton, London Stansted Airport’s commercial and development director, said it is "encouraging" that airlines are launching new routes despite the economic uncertainty.
"AirAsia X’s onward connections to Bali, Phuket, Perth and Brisbane will be popular once again with those looking to escape the cold British winter, and we’re delighted The Gambia and Cape Verde join our route network, connecting Stansted to these tropical retreats in just six hours flying time," he commented.
Earlier this summer, Stansted was awarded Code F status by the Civil Aviation Authority, which will allow large aircraft like the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 to land at the airport.