Record passenger numbers at London Stansted Airport

Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017

London Stansted AirportThe half-term holidays and the final weeks of the airlines’ summer timetable boosted passenger traffic at London Stansted as a record number of people took to the skies during October.


The airport rounded-off the summer flying schedule by achieving its busiest ever October as over 2.3 million passengers passed through the terminal during the month, up by nearly 160,000 and 7.3% on last year. The total number of passengers passing through the airport in the 12 months to October 2017 rose to over 25.8 million passengers, up 7.1% and an increase of 1.7 million passengers over the previous year.


In the last month, the airport has announced a host of new destinations and airlines to add to its 190-strong route network including Primera Air flying three times a week to Toronto from April 2018, Air Corsica and Mediterranean Air launching brand new services to the UK and WOW air adding a connection to New York JFK (via Reykjavik). Ryanair and also announced new services for summer and winter seasons next year.


Cargo volumes during October were up 3.0% on last year with more than 23,000 tonnes of goods passing through the airport’s cargo facility. The annual total increased by 3.8% to over 260,000 tonnes.


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