Inspectors who heard appeal against council refusal to let Stansted raise passenger cap allow more comments in light of Govt carbon budget decision.
Currently, the Government proposes that all passengers – even those returning from the lowest risk 'green' destinations – will have to be screened.
Peter Sanders: "No attempt by UDC to mount robust defence of the refusal decision of its own planning committee – an extraordinary state of affairs."
"Govt needs to publish which countries will be in green, amber and red categories of 'traffic light' system... and confirm travel can resume May 17."
"I can't wait to welcome passengers through our doors again and for the terminal to return to the buzzing, thriving hub we all know and love."
Research carried out for Manchester Airports Group shows passengers could start travelling to more than 130 countries.
Airport owner MAG seeks costs from Uttlesford District Council as hearing into passenger expansion refusal ends early.
The Queen opened the iconic terminal on this day in 1991 – now coronavirus has cut passenger numbers to levels not seen since 1994.
“We're disappointed that the Govt has not recognised the severe impacts of the pandemic... and has provided only minimal direct support to airports.”
Julie Marson: "I fully support agile approach [the Government] are taking, which allows us to react quickly in a perpetually changing environment."
Applications are being accepted from airports to help cover fixed costs while Covid-19 travel restrictions are in place.
Newly-released figures for December show how freight is keeping the hub working during the coronavirus crisis.
Stansted owner MAG launches fight to win consent for growth to 43m passengers a year with scathing attack on SSE vice-chairman Brian Ross.
The jets were scrambled from RAF Coningsby in Lincs after communication problems were reported with a private flight from Germany to Birmingham.
The entire hearing, due to take place at the Radisson Blu hotel, is now being held online and streamed live despite SSE's concerns.
Workers have also delivered groceries to food banks, collected shopping and delivered medication to the elderly and vulnerable.