13 Aug Stansted Airport saw more than 2.7 million passengers travel as the summer holiday season got underway
London Stansted Airport saw more than 2.7 million passengers travel through the airport in July as the summer holiday season got underway.
This is an increase of 7.4 percent on July of last year, despite airline industrial action, ongoing weather disruption and air traffic challenges across Europe throughout the month. The destination countries recording the largest growth in terms of passengers flown were Spain, France and Germany.
The busiest ever July at the airport helped boosted total passenger numbers for the past 12 months to just under 27 million, a 7.3 per cent increase on the previous year.
July was also a busy month for cargo traffic, with more than 22,000 tonnes of goods passing through the dedicated cargo facilities, an increase of 4.5 per cent on July 2017. This brings the rolling 12-month total to nearly 262,000 tonnes.