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Stansted experiences busiest ever July

Posted 13 August 2018 · Add Comment

London Stansted experienced a rate of growth of 7.4% year on year to serve 2.8m passengers in July, its busiest ever.



The increase was driven by brand new long haul routes to Dubai and New York, new summer short-haul links to Frankfurt, Reykjavik and Vilnius and more passengers than last year jetting off to existing summer favourites like Alicante (+40%) and Malaga (+16%).

Cargo figures at London Stansted were also up in July, growing by 4.5%.

Ken O’Toole, CEO, London Stansted Airport said: “As the main summer holiday season firmly gets underway, July is always a very busy month for us and this year we have welcomed a record number of passengers to the airport.

“We always work hard to ensure that going into the peak season our passengers have the best possible service and this year we introduced a number of improvements to our operation including recruiting more security staff, the introduction of new Airport Ambassador roles, creating more check-in desks, improved access to the forecourt and the opening of a new 350 seat restaurant.

“Over the next five years we are investing £600 million in transforming the airport experience for passengers, the main elements of which will be the construction of a new arrivals terminal, a re-vamp of the existing terminal, upgrades to the baggage system and more car parking spaces.

“With limited spare capacity at other airports in the South East, Stansted will deliver 50% of London’s expected passenger growth over the next decade. Given this anticipated growth, we have applied for permission to raise the number of passengers we serve to 43 million a year, with a firm commitment to do so without any additional flights or noise impacts beyond our current permissions.”


 

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