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Stansted Airport reports busiest July in 7 years

London Stansted Airport has reported an annual growth rate of 16.5% compared to the same period in 2014, giving the airport the highest annual growth rate of any UK airport.

The total passengers that have passed through London Stansted Airport has reached 21.8 million people, the highest figures the airport has ever seen. July alone has broken airport records, with 2.19 million passengers choosing to travel through London Stansted Airport, marking a 12.5% increase compared to passenger figures from July 2014.

The airport’s record figures are due to a number of contributory factors, but the main one being the launch of Thomas Cook’s trio of long-haul flights to Orlando, Las Vegas, and Mexico.

Stansted Airport’s managing director, Andrew Harrison commented on the airport’s busiest month in years:

“The beginning of the school holidays and our trio of exciting new long-haul flights have played their part in boosting passenger numbers in July – our busiest in seven years,
“It’s great to see a growing airport and over the last few months we have been growing at double the rate of Heathrow and Gatwick. It’s a real boost for the airport and it’s a great reflection on the East of England region and its economic vibrancy.

“During the month we welcomed the return of long-haul services to Stansted as Thomas Cook launched flights to Orlando, Las Vegas and Mexico. It was fitting to see those new flights depart from our newly refurbished Satellite One departure area. This £8 million project forms part of our wider £260 million investment programme to improve airport facilities and services for passengers and airlines.”