A record 2.33 million passengers travelled through Stansted in October, up 7.3 per cent on the same period last year.

The figure means just under 26 million customers have passed through the London airport in the last 12 months, again over 7 per cent up on the previous year.

In April Stansted was granted approval for a new £130 million arrivals building, which will allow the airport to grow capacity up to the current planning limit of 35 million, and ultimately up to 43 million should permission be granted.


Next year will see the airport welcome new transatlantic routes to Boston, New York Newark and Toronto with Primera Air, as well as to New York JFK (via Reykjavik) with Wow Air.



Commenting on the traffic figures Martin Jones, London Stansted’s Commercial Director said:

“Since MAG acquired the airport in 2013, we have now welcomed over 100 million passengers, a fantastic achievement and a clear reflection of the demand that exists across our region for convenient and affordable flight options and the growing choice of destinations on offer at Stansted.

“In the past few weeks we have seen a host of new route announcements and launches, including a third transatlantic route from Primera Air to Toronto and Wow air adding a connection via Reykjavik to New York JFK. This is in addition to new services from Air Corsica, Mediterranean Air (Athens) and Ryanair (Belfast) plus Jet2.com and Jet2holidays confirming it will operate an expanded winter programme from Stansted in 2018/19.”