13 Nov London Stansted passenger numbers hit new high in October
London Stansted recorded its busiest ever October as over 2.5 million passengers used the airport, an increase of 8.8 per cent on last year.
The record breaking month, boosted by the start of the half-term holidays and the final weeks of the airlines’ summer timetable, saw an additional 205,000 passengers take to the skies compared with October 2017.
The seven months of the summer flying schedule saw nearly 18.5 million passengers travel to and from Stansted, an increase of 1.5 million over the same period in 2017. The total increased due to the arrival of a number of new airlines, including Emirates launching its daily service to Dubai, plus increases in capacity by existing carriers such as Ryanair and Jet2.com.
The 12-month rolling total now stands at over 27.6 million passengers, up 7 per cent on the previous year.