London Stansted Airport has confirmed it busiest ever calendar year, despite a dip in numbers during December following the cancellation of hundreds of flights by its biggest operator, Ryanair.
Major international carrier Emirates is to launch a daily route from London Stansted, becoming the first Middle Eastern airline to operate from the fast-growing airport.
Stansted Airport owner MAG has reported strong growth in first-half turnover and earnings after a record-breaking summer.
The construction of a new £11m technical college at Stansted Airport was officially started yesterday as part of the launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper.
London Stansted has completed a record-breaking summer season by reporting its busiest-ever October.
Icelandic budget airline WOW Air will be offering a connection to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) when it begins flights from London Stansted next year.
Campaigners opposed to an increase in the cap on passengers numbers at Stansted claim that new Government forecasts for growth in air travel undermine the case for expansion put forward by the airport’s owner.
Stansted Airport has scaled-back its expansion plans with a pledge to achieve is growth ambitions without seeking any increase in the number of flights it is allowed to handle.
For the past four years, Ken O’Toole has been chief executive at Manchester Airport, currently the biggest operation within the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in terms of passenger numbers.
Stansted Airport has broken another record after seeing its busiest-ever September, with more than 2.45m passengers passing through its terminal last month.
More than 2.7m passengers passed through Stansted Airport last month, completing its busiest ever peak summer season.