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26 February, 2019 - 09:41 By Kate Sweeney

Stansted sitting pretty following revamp

London Stansted has unveiled newly-designed departure lounge seating with room for 550 additional passengers. Three new seating areas have increased capacity by 40 per cent.

The improvements, part of the ongoing £600 million Stansted Transformation Project, have created a more attractive and comfortable seating area with room now for over 1000 passengers in the main departure lounge area and including 436 new USB and USC charging points.

‘Leaf lamps’ around the area provide ambient lighting while helping to absorb sound using felt ‘foliage’.

A dedicated family seating area has been created within the lounge, offering smaller and colourful children-friendly bench seating for groups travelling with tots. 

There is also a newly-created quiet seating area downstairs and away from retail units and passenger thoroughfares. It has 208 seats and offers a more peaceful environment to passengers preferring to spend their pre-flight time away from the hustle and bustle of the main departure lounge. On the way to Satellite 3 gates, a third new area offers 160 additional seats.

Now with capacity to serve up to 43 million passengers a year, Stansted has the ability to support the introduction of new and innovative services.

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