I only flew into this airport from Amsterdam so cannot comment on what it's like to depart from there but the experience was the best I've had arriving in the UK. I was expecting something pretty dire so it was a lovely surprise. Security took 5 minutes while the bags were being loaded on the carousel next door and we were outside in about 15 minutes tops from getting off the plane. Railway station is directly opposite and we were on a train towards London in only a few minutes more. It was Sunday so it was a stopping service but it goes via Stratford so brilliant for anyone who lives near the north London Overground. It's a very intimate little airport with a preserved vulcan bomber on show and it's very friendly. The terminal seems to be about to double in size - the additional part looked pretty-much finished but wasn't yet open when we were there so if it gets busy in the summer I guess that will markedly improve that. However the whole complex is brand new. Full marks from me and I'll definitely be flying through it again if I get half a chance.