Jet2 (LS, Leeds/Bradford) has announced it will open a base at London Stansted during the spring of 2017. The base will be the leisure specialist's ninth UK base and tenth overall.

"We believe that London Stansted has great potential for our holiday business, serving the populations of North and East London and the East of England," it said.

No tentative figures concerning the number of aircraft to be based out of the airport or possible routes, were revealed.

Jet2 maintains bases at: Belfast Int'l; Birmingham Int'l; East Midlands; Edinburgh; Glasgow Int'l; Leeds/Bradford; Manchester Int'l; and Newcastle, GB in the United Kingdom as well as Alicante in Spain.