The airport’s rolling annual passenger total now stands at over 24.1million, a new all-time high for Stansted, passing the previous record set in the year ending October 2007. The annual total increased by 8.2% over the previous 12 month period.
The UK’s fourth busiest airport also had its busiest ever October as more than 2.1 million passengers passed through the terminal, up 6% over the same month last year and the 31st consecutive month of passenger growth.
CEO Andrew Cowan said: “We’ve worked very hard with our airline partners, particularly with Ryanair who have grown significantly at Stansted by adding lots of new routes and increased frequencies.
“We want to build on this success as we try and offer even more choice as we add new airlines and more destinations to the route network available from the airport.
“Looking ahead, we have already invested over £150m to improve passenger facilities but with runway capacity available that means we could add another 20 million passengers a year we are now looking at how we can increase our terminal capacity, including new schemes which will give us more terminal space, improved passenger services as well as additional aircraft parking stands.”
The volume of cargo passing through Stansted also continues to grow with the annual total up 6.9% year-on-year to just over 251,000 tonnes.