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More than a quarter of a million passengers will pass through Stansted this Easter

Almost a quarter of a million people are expected to fly out of Stansted over the Easter weekend, BAA has said.

Almost a quarter of a million people are expected to fly out of Stansted over the Easter weekend, BAA has said.

More than 150 destinations are served from the UK’s third-busiest airport, with flights operated to 35 separate countries.

Nick Barton, Stansted’s commercial and development director, said there is "no doubt" that people want to get away, despite the ongoing economic difficulty.

"Huge numbers of people will travel to visit friends and family, but thousands upon thousands will also take advantage of our direct connections to 35 countries including Malaysia, Dubai, Croatia, France and Spain to enjoy a cultural city break, take to the piste one last time or relax in the first rays of the summer sun," he commented.

Elsewhere, Southampton Airport has said that more than 55,000 passengers will travel to its 45 destinations over the Easter period.

Passengers travelling from the south coast airport can choose to book flights to sunshine destinations such as Alicante or Malaga, European cities including Amsterdam and Paris or island destinations such as the Isles of Scilly of the Channel Islands.

Skyscanner recently revealed its top-three searched-for destinations from UK airports during the Easter period were London, Malaga and Alicante.

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