news

Stansted is once again the fastest growing London airport

Posted: 12 September 2014 | Stansted Airport | No comments yet

Stansted is once again the fastest growing airport in London following a 7.2% increase in passenger numbers in the last 12 months – highlighting the important role that Stansted will play in meeting demand over the next 10-15 years…

London Stansted

Stansted is once again the fastest growing airport in London following a 7.2% increase in passenger numbers in the last 12 months – highlighting the important role that Stansted will play in meeting demand over the next 10-15 years.

  • Stansted annual passenger numbers increase by 7.2%
  • Over two million passengers in August 2014, up 11.6% on last year
  • Third consecutive month of double-digit growth following busiest month in four years

Stansted is once again the fastest growing airport in London following a 7.2% increase in passenger numbers in the last 12 months – highlighting the important role that Stansted will play in meeting demand over the next 10-15 years.

August was the busiest single month in four years as over two million passengers used Stansted, up 11.6% over the same month in 2013. This helped boost the annual number of passengers using the airport to over 18.9 million.

The rise in August passenger traffic was the third consecutive month of double-digit growth at Stansted following increases of 11.7% and 12.2% in June and July respectively.

Andrew Harrison, Stansted’s Managing Director, said: “It’s great to see the airport so busy again this summer, thanks to the new routes and increased frequencies offered by our airline partners.

“During August, we welcomed over two million passengers to Stansted, our busiest single month and the first time we have broken through the two million mark since August 2010.

“Over the last year, Stansted has been the fastest growing airport in London with passenger numbers increasing by over 7% a year, reinforcing our view that Stansted’s existing capacity will make a vital contribution to meeting the demand for air travel over the next 10-15 years.

“Stansted has the ability to more than double current passenger throughput and serve up to 40-45 million passengers a year on the existing single runway.

“To keep pace with this growth and plan for the future we are investing £260 million to transform passenger services and facilities, and just this month we have launched a consultation on how we can develop Stansted and make effective use of the existing capacity on the airport’s single runway.

“Stansted’s potential for sustainable, responsible and cost-effective growth will be of enormous value as the UK looks to increase global connectivity over the next 10-15 years. We want to hear from all those with an interest in how Stansted grows so I would encourage as many people as possible to share their views and ideas during this process.”

Related people