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.
Stansted Airport owner MAG has reported strong growth in first-half turnover and earnings after a record-breaking summer.
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.
Business leaders in Essex have welcomed Government proposals to make best use of existing airport runway capacity across the UK.
New night flight rules at Stansted Airport do not go far enough to tackle the impact on sleep disturbance for residents, according to a campaign group.