12 Feb London Stansted Airport is celebrating a strong start to the year
London Stansted Airport is celebrating a strong start to the year, with more than 1.8 million passengers travelling through the terminal during the airport’s busiest ever January.
This is an increase of 3.3 per cent, or 57,000 passengers, on the previous record January in 2017, and brings the rolling 12-month total to 25.9 million passengers.
Cargo handled at Stansted was also up this month by 4.5 per cent on January 2017, with 20,885 tonnes handled at the airport.
The positive start to the year also included the announcement that Primera Air is adding a fourth route to its summer launch of low-cost transatlantic flights. It will begin flights to Washington from August, following the launch of services to New York in April and to Boston and Toronto in May.