US president to fly into Stansted?

PRESIDENT of the United States Barack Obama could fly into Stansted Airport when he attends an economic summit at the end of the month. Heads of state from 20 of the world s leading nations will gather in London for the G20 summit on April 2. Mr Obama s v

PRESIDENT of the United States Barack Obama could fly into Stansted Airport when he attends an economic summit at the end of the month.

Heads of state from 20 of the world's leading nations will gather in London for the G20 summit on April 2.

Mr Obama's visit to the UK - his first trip to Europe since his inauguration - starts on March 31 and he is expected to travel through the Essex hub.

According to The Telegraph, the president and his wife Michelle will travel on Air Force One to Stansted rather than Heathrow to try and avoid causing delays at the country's busiest airport.


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Following George Bush's visit to the capital in June, when Heathrow passengers faced significant delays, airlines have requested that it does not happen again.

A spokesman for Stansted Airport said: "Nothing has been confirmed and I believe that there are various options being considered by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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"At present there are no confirmed plans and all points of arrival are being looked at including London airports and military airfields.

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