London Stansted sees 4.5 percent increase y/y in cargo traffic in July
Aug 16, 2018: London Stansted Airport has seen increase in passenger as well cargo traffic in the month of July.
In terms of passengers, 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 airport has handled more than 22,000 tonnes of goods passing through the dedicated cargo facilities, an increase of 4.5 percent on July 2017. This brings the rolling 12-month total to nearly 262,000 tonnes.
“Over the next five years we are investing £600m in transforming the airport experience for passengers, the main elements of which will be the construction of a new arrivals terminal, a re-vamp of the existing terminal, upgrades to the baggage system and more car parking spaces.”
“With limited spare capacity at other airports in the South East, Stansted will deliver 50 percent of London’s expected passenger growth over the next decade. Given this anticipated growth, we have applied for permission to raise the number of passengers we serve to 43 million a year, with a firm commitment to do so without any additional flights or noise impacts beyond our current permissions,” said Ken O’Toole, CEO of London Stansted.