London Stansted

London Stansted Airport reaches 25 million passenger milestone

London Stansted reaches 25 million milestone

London Stansted welcomed over 25 million passengers through its doors over the past 12 months, the first time in its history.   

Staff at London Stansted Airport are celebrating after the hub broke the 25 million annual passenger milestone.

Andrew Cowan, Stansted Airport’s CEO, said: “To welcome 25 million passengers to Stansted in the last year is a fantastic achievement and a clear reflection of the significant and sustained growth we have experienced at the airport in the four years under MAG’s ownership.

“I’d like to thank all 25 million passengers for choosing Stansted in the last 12 months and for helping us achieve this historic milestone, and our highly successful and valued airline partners for driving the growth through their commitment to the airport.

"I’d also like to pay tribute to our hard-working and loyal staff who have all played their part in helping make Stansted the huge success story it is today.

“With over 190 destinations now available across our extensive and growing route network, and our busiest ever summer season well underway, we expect to welcome around 26.5 million passengers by the end of the financial year as even more passengers choose to fly from Stansted.”

Ryanair’s CMO, Kenny Jacobs, said: “As London Stansted’s largest airline, Ryanair is pleased to help the airport deliver record passenger numbers and celebrate carrying 25m annual passengers the first time. Since our first Stansted flight in 1989, Ryanair has carried over 230 million passengers through the airport and we currently offer over 140 Stansted routes. We look forward to continuing to grow our traffic and network at our largest airport base.”