London Stansted Airport is undergoing a massive £ 160 million transformation and now vacationers have been given a taste of what is planned.
The airport has unveiled a fly-by-video that reveals the changes that occur alongside the CGI view of what passengers can expect when they go to the departure and arrival lounges.
It would seem that it could be a fairly seamless journey thanks to features such as larger areas for security queues, as well as an impressive selection of shops and restaurants to kill time before you have to board.
There are many more changes, including a redesigned departure terminal, improvements to the taxiway, new aircraft rises, parking garage updates and luxury lounges.
However, the biggest change comes in the form of the swish new arrival terminal of the airport, which costs quite a bit of the budget with a price tag of £ 150 million.
The airport has announced that Mace will be the main contractor for construction, which will start in the spring of 2019 and is expected to be completed in the autumn of 2020.
The impressive 39,000 square meter terminal will be designed to handle the millions of passengers traveling through the airport annually and will have features such as larger areas for passport control to enable a smoother journey.
Currently, easyJet and Ryanair are two of the largest airlines operating at London Stansted, while WOW Air recently announced that it would relocate its London service from Gatwick to Stansted.
Ken O & # 39; Toole, CEO of London Stansted, said: "I am delighted to welcome Mace on board as we focus on the most critical stage in the transformation of London Stansted.
"Mace has an excellent track record in large projects such as this, on time, on budget and to the highest quality.
"The London Stansted transformation project is really gaining momentum.
"So far we have made fantastic progress, but it is this year that the project starts when the work starts at our arrival terminal.
"The terminal is the most important contract that the airport has awarded as part of this project, and when it is completed, it offers first-class experience with technology for our passengers."