London Stansted Airport has had a strong July and is cruising ahead in comparison to pre-pandemic levels.
For July 2023, the airport handled more than 2.8m passengers, which is the equivalent of 102% of the total served in the same period in 2019.
This means an average of 90,322 passengers per day during the month were handled, which was up from 88,709 in 2022.
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Commenting on the strong results was the Managing Director of London Stansted, Gareth Powell:
“Having handled more than 2.8m passengers in July, we are proud to be the first major UK airport to report volumes in excess of what we saw in 2019, before the pandemic.
“In fact, this was our busiest July ever and the third busiest month on record at the London Stansted.
“This performance reflects our position as the number one airport in the UK for direct flights to Europe, as well as the great value, convenience, and service we offer to passengers.
“Our summer getaway has got off to a very strong start thanks to the hard work and dedication of our colleagues and great collaboration with all our airport partners.
“As a result, more than 97% of passengers passed safely through security in less than 15 minutes, with London Stansted also experiencing very few flight cancellations. We are confident this strong performance will continue across the busy weeks ahead.
“We’re also delighted to have received the highest possible rating from the CAA for the service we provide to passengers with reduced mobility, which reflects the work that we’ve done to provide an inclusive experience for all our passengers through investment in infrastructure, equipment, and staff.
“People are choosing to fly from London Stansted in record numbers thanks to the great value and choice we offer, and we are confident this trend will continue across the remainder of the summer.”
Overall, this is great news for the airport, and all eyes are on them to see how the rest of the Summer season will go.
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