July 8 2021  |  Airline & Terminal News

flypop confirms London Stansted as UK airport base

By Jane Hobson

Image: Manchester Airports Group

flypop recently confirmed that London Stansted Airport (STN) will be its first UK airport base.

"The flypop team see strong long-term demand for direct flights between the UK and key secondary cities of India," reads the July 1 press release.

London Stansted offers connections with rail links into both London and the Midlands.

“During the pandemic we have been in talks with a number of UK airports and we can now confirm London Stansted as our first UK base," said Navdip Singh Judge, CEO and Principal of flypop. "London Stansted Airport has a history of being the base for low-cost carriers and we feel it is the perfect fit for our passengers. flypop is focused on serving the Indian and South Asian diaspora communities living in the UK and their visiting friends and relatives, for whom London Stansted is the most convenient airport location.”

“We welcome the decision by flypop to select London Stansted as its first UK base and we look forward to working with the airline as it develops its route network plans in advance of the safe return of travel between the UK and India at the appropriate moment," added Steve Griffiths, Managing Director at London Stansted.

flypop is currently in negotiations with a number of second city airports across India and will shortly be confirming its first Indian airport hubs.