Stansted airport resumes flights after shuttle bus fire

Stansted airport resumes flights after shuttle bus fire

Stansted airport is back to its full operating schedule today after a “major fire” on a shuttle bus caused all flights to be cancelled on Good Friday.

The blaze was caused by an electrical fault in one of the busses, which transport passengers from car parks to the terminal, the airport confirmed.

After the fire, at around 4.20pm on March 30, the airport chose to cancel all flights for the rest of the bank holiday. All passengers were asked to leave the airport.

No injuries have been reported and passengers have been advised to contact their airlines to arrange alternative flights.

This morning, a Stansted airport spokesperson said: “The airport was alerted to a major fire  on a transfer bus outside the entrance to the terminal building at 4.20pm on Friday (March 30). The fire was caused by an electrical fault on the bus and was brought under control within 20 minutes by the emergency services. Passengers were quickly evacuated away from the fire and there were no reported injuries.

“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 scheduled over the remainder of the Easter weekend.”

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