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Busiest year since 2007 for Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport has reported its busiest year since 2007 as over 22 million passengers travelled through its terminal buildings in 2015, a figure which is up 13% compared to the same period in 2014. The highest growth figures were seen in domestic travel, which was up by 50% and was partly down to the increase in capacity on Scottish routes by Ryanair and easyJet.

In December 2015 alone over 1.7 million passengers travelled through London Stansted Airport, which is an increase of 9.2% on the previous year, making it not only the second busiest December on record, but also the 21st consecutive month of growth for Stansted Airport.

December also saw the highest ever load factor, with an average of 83.2% of all seats occupied on each flight.

Stansted’s managing director, Andrew Harrison, said:

“The last 12 months have been another exciting and transformational period for Stansted with more rapid growth in passenger numbers and a host of significant changes taking place around the airport.

“During the year we saw six consecutive months of two million plus passengers – the first time this has been achieved since 2007- and ended the year with the second busiest December in the airport’s history.

“Looking at 2016, it promises to be yet another great year for Stansted as we mark the 25th anniversary of HM The Queen opening the terminal building in 1991, and I’m optimistic we will be able to announce new airline partners joining us at Stansted in the coming months, including more long-haul services.”