While thousands of people have headed to a warmer climate this Easter many more of us have opted to brave the weather and stay at home. And although temperatures have hovered around the zero mark it hasn't dampened our enthusiasm for the holiday weekend. As Kate Prout reports
Stansted airport is expecting more than 220,000 passengers through the terminal over the Easter weekend.
– Neil Banks, Stansted's Terminal Manager
"To help cope with the increase in passengers, we will have more staff on duty across the Easter holidays to help passengers through the airport safely and securely and get their holidays off to a flying start. It's also vital that passengers prepare correctly before setting off for the airport as we want them to get it right and avoid unnecessary delays."
This is some of the advice from Stansted:
- Check your flight status with your airline's website before you leave home
- Pack liquids, gels and pastes in hand luggage into a clear re-sealable plastic bag
- Check the latest security information on the airport website
- Arrive at the airport two hours before your flight's departure time
Stansted Airport expects over 220,000 passengers to pass through the terminal across the Easter bank holiday weekend as Brits head-off to sunnier climes and Europe's ski resorts.
It's the busiest part of the year so far at the Essex airport has people also head in from aboard.
Hundreds of thousands more air travellers will also take to the skies over the remainder of the week as new routes launch and many seasonal destinations return as the new summer flying schedule comes into operation.