Primera Air’s latest long-haul route from London Stansted has taken to the skies with the launch of its new five flights a week service to Washington Dulles Airport.
Despite a UK-wide heatwave, 3.1 per cent more passengers flew away through MAG’s three airports in July. London Stansted experienced the highest rate of growth in the group, up 7.4 per cent year-on-year to serve 2.8 million passengers in July, its busiest ever.
Primera Air has announced its London Stansted Airport winter schedule with transatlantic flights to New York, Toronto and Washington DC commencing from October 31st.
MAG posted a 6.4 per cent increase in passenger numbers last month, as London Stansted saw new long-haul routes added to departure boards and Manchester had the busiest June in its 80-year history.
London Stansted Airport saw passenger traffic rise in May, as new transatlantic routes contributed to 9.2 per cent year-on-year growth. May saw the first full month of operation from Stansted to New York, Toronto and Boston on Primera Air’s new A321neo aircraft, as well as Wow Air’s new link to Reykjavik.
Emirates has celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai to London Stansted. The flight marks the first time an international airline based in the Middle East operates out of the popular London airport, and connects the East of England with Emirates’ global network of over 155 destinations via its hub Dubai.
London Stansted has geared up for a landmark summer season with an 8.1 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger numbers in April – equivalent to 177,000 additional passengers in the month.
Air Corsica has launched its new routes between London Stansted and the airports of Ajaccio and Bastia. This is the first time the low-cost carrier has operated scheduled flights in the UK, operating nine flights every week from May until November.
London Stansted Airport’s £600 million transformation project reached its latest milestone when the first section of a new check-in area opened to passengers.
London Stansted is set to be the fastest growing airport serving the capital in 2018 with over 10.8 million airline seats available across the most extensive summer schedule offered at the airport.
London Stansted has today submitted a planning application to Uttlesford District Council to raise the current cap on the number of passengers it is permitted to serve from 35 million passengers per annum to 43 million, while committing to remain within current approved limits on aircraft noise and flight numbers