Good news seems to be continuing at Stansted Airport as it has been reported that last month was the busiest March on record with over 1.89m passengers venturing through the terminal, while the overall annual travellers has also risen to 23m for the first time since July 2008. The peak in March also helped contribute to its busiest ever winter season with over 8.66m passengers walking through the airport’s doors over the 5 month period finishing in March 2016. This beat the previous season high set in winter 2006/07.
It’s great to see that the records have not stopped breaking at Stansted Airport. The monthly total of passengers was 13.2% on the March in 2015 with an average load factor of 85.9% on all flights. This was also a new record for any March in the Stansted Airport History.
Cargo volumes handled during this time have also been on the up, since they increased to almost 14% with over 22,000 tonnes of goods passed through the specialist cargo facilities. The achievement is amplified by the fact that the annual total increased by nearly 5% to over 243,000 tonnes in the last 12 months.
Andrew Cowan, Stansted’s new Chief Executive Officer who took charge from Andrew Harrison earlier this month, said: "Stansted’s passenger traffic continues to grow at a rapid pace as we experienced our busiest ever March and served the highest number of passengers during a winter flying season in the airport’s history.
"This is further proof that thousands more people each and every month are choosing Stansted when deciding which airport to fly from thanks to the value and choice provided by our extensive and growing route network and the on-going investment programme to improve passengers services and facilities."