London Stansted Airport has as soon as once more welcomed Air Drive One, as United States president Donald Trump arrived firstly of his state go to to the UK.
Touching down shortly earlier than 09:00, the president and first woman had been welcomed by the international secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who was joined by the chief working officer of London Stansted, Steve Griffiths.
That is the fifth go to of Air Drive One to London Stansted, and comes because the airport reaches the top of a busy week of financial institution vacation and half time period visitors, and extra flights taking followers to the European soccer finals in Baku and Madrid.
In whole, round 200 extra flights have operated consequently, with greater than half one million passengers passing by means of the airport within the final week.
The operation to arrange for the arrival of Air Drive One entails collaboration between various organisations, together with Harrods Aviation, the police, air visitors management, UK Border Drive, the federal government, US Embassy and the White Home.
Griffiths stated: “London Stansted is used to dealing with high-profile events, however the arrival of Air Drive One brings its personal distinctive set of challenges.
“This can be a large staff effort, and our precedence is to make sure it goes as easily as attainable whereas preserving any disruption to our airways and passengers to a minimal.
“It was a pleasure to welcome the president and his household to Stansted, and to have the chance to showcase the airport on the world stage.
“I’m very pleased with the groups who’ve labored so exhausting to make this attainable, on high of the challenges of serving to 1000’s of soccer followers get to their matches throughout Europe.”
The official welcoming get together additionally included her majesty’s lord lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst, and United States ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson.
Air Drive One was dealt with by Harrods Aviation, located of their non-public aviation facility on the alternative facet of the airfield to the principle London Stansted passenger terminal.
This distinctive set-up meant passengers would have been largely unaware of the numerous occasions taking place on the opposite facet of the airport, and that disruption could possibly be saved to a minimal.
Air Drive One was accompanied by a variety of help plane, together with a back-up plane, three chinook help helicopters, two Sea King helicopters, in addition to a number of extra autos on the bottom.
Round 50 journalists and photographers from internationally watched the president and first woman arrive, earlier than heading into central London on the presidential helicopter, Marine One.