Some 5.9 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in January, an increase of 2.1 per cent on the figure recorded last year. At the same time, MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, saw all its airports grow in January as it posted 6.8 per cent year on year growth.
London Stansted has released a video highlighting some of the key headlines and events from 2018 – the busiest ever year in the airport’s history.
MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, finished the year on a high as December saw each airport welcome more passengers than they did in the equivalent month last year.
Work on the 39,000 square metre terminal is due to start in the spring and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2020. The terminal is the flagship project in the airport’s £600 million transformation which will support its future growth and pioneer the next generation of travel at London Stansted.
The new schedule from London Stansted will see daily flights to Keflavik depart at 11:20, allowing passengers to make onward connections to the US and Canada.
MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, saw continuing growth in November as new long-haul routes saw its airports serve 7.7 per cent more passengers than in the same month last year.
London Stansted’s planning application to increase the number of passengers it is permitted to serve to 43 million a year has been approved by Uttlesford District Council.
London Stansted has recorded its busiest ever October as over 2.5 million passengers used the airport, an increase of 8.8 per cent on last year.
MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, has served 60 million passengers a year for the first time in its history.
Four new aircraft parking stands have become operational at London Stansted, marking the completion of the first phase of airfield works as part of a £600 million transformation programme at the airport.
Steve Griffiths was most recently chief operating officer for the London Underground at Transport for London and previously chief operating officer for Virgin Atlantic Airways.