12 Dec Busiest ever November at London #Stansted Airport
London Stansted recorded its busiest ever November as over 1.7 million passengers passed through the terminal during the month, an increase of 2.3% over the same month last year.
The airport’s rolling annual passenger total now stands at over 24.17million, up 7.8% over the previous 12 month period.
Passenger growth continues to be driven by record high load factors – the number of passengers on each flight – with an average 87.3% of available seats occupied on each flight during the period, another record for the month of November at Stansted.
The volume of cargo handled at Stansted continued its upward trend with nearly 23,000 tonnes of goods passing through the specialist facilities, up 4.3% on November 2015. The annual total now stands at just over 252,000 tonnes, an increase of 7.0% year-on-year.
Stansted Airport’s CEO, Andrew Cowan, said:
“The first full month of the airline’s winter flight schedules produced another solid performance in terms of passenger growth and the busiest November for the airport on record.
“Strong average load factors continue to drive the increase in passenger volumes while the airport’s significant and high-value cargo operation also recorded another positive month of growth.”