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Bosses at Stansted Airport have apologised to passengers for the major disruption caused by a bus fire on Good Friday.
A statement confirmed the blaze had broken out at 4.20pm outside the main entrance of the terminal building.
It was caused by an electrical fault on the bus and was brought under control within 20 minutes by firefighters. No one was injured.
Stansted cancelled all departures from the Essex airport on Friday night - prompting criticism from passengers who claimed they had not been given enough information.
"As a result, a number of flights were delayed, cancelled or diverted to other UK airports. Our terminal team and additional staff have worked around the clock to provide welfare assistance to those passengers who were affected by the flight cancellations.
"We apologise to those passengers who were affected and can confirm that the airport will be open today (March 31) with all flights expected to operate as normal."
Stansted Airport says it is open and flights should be running normally today following a fire outside the terminal last night (Friday).Read the full story ›
Part of the main terminal building at Stansted Airport was evacuated after a shuttle bus caught fire.Read the full story ›
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Parts of Stansted Airport have been evacuated this afternoon after a fire broke out on a shuttle bus.
Eyewitness videos show the fire broke out on the bus near the terminal forecourt.
The surrounding area- including parts of the terminal building are being evacuated because of smoke.
It comes on one of the busiest days of the year so far for the airport as people get away for the Easter break.
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In the last few minutes the airport says the fire has now been put out. More to follow....
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Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has visited Stansted Airport to reassure businesses in the East that the government is committed to a post-Brexit economy.
On her visit she highlighted the increase in exports from the East of England- which has been vital in helping the economy grow.
The latest figures show between 2015 and 2016 exports increased 10.4%.
She said the airport's new flights to Dubai emphasised the post-Brexit need for new routes to the rest of the world.
The East of England exports £16 billion of goods to Europe, compared to £4.6 billion to North America and nearly £1 billion to China.
Machinery and transport goods were the most exported followed by chemicals.
The East of England is a thriving region and a vital hub between the UK and the rest of the world.
The Government is hugely committed to ensuring the East of England and its businesses are as competitive and productive as possible in the global marketplace.
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- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson
Stansted Airport had to provide beds and blankets for hundreds of stranded passengers overnight.
The bad weather caused delays and cancellations which left people waiting to re-book tickets.
Stansted temporarily closed its runway twice yesterday due to ice. As a result, 27 inbound and 27 outbound flights were cancelled leaving around 300 passengers in the terminal waiting to rebook flights.
The airport provided beds and blankets for people who couldn't get home or find accommodation.
Stansted said all flights were anticipated to operate as scheduled today although passengers were reminded to check their flight's status before travelling to the airport.
Meanwhile around 50 flights were cancelled at Luton and the airport is also urging passengers to check with their airlines before travelling.
"All affected customers were contacted by email and SMS text message and advised of their rebooking options," Ryanair said in a statement.
"We sincerely apologise to all customers affected by these weather cancellations and disruptions, which are entirely beyond our control."