London Stansted: Record December ensures 2023 ends on a high London Stansted rounded off a strong passenger performance in 2023 by welcoming more than 2 million passengers in December. The monthly total was an increase of 12.1% on the same month last year, and the busiest ever December recorded at the airport. The total number of passengers that passed through the airport in 2023 reached 27.96million, up a fifth on 2022 - marking the third busiest year ever for London Stansted. Stansted’s extensive route network plus efficient operational performance yet again proved extremely popular with passengers in December, especially with those flying off to visit family and friends over the festive season. The Canary Islands, Southern...
BA relaunches routes to popular European sunspots Flag carrier British Airways will relaunch routes between London Stansted and popular holiday sunspots in France, Spain, and Italy next summer. Beginning May 18, 2024, weekend flights will be offered to three European destinations: Nice, Florence, and Ibiza. Flights will be operated by British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer using Embraer 190 aircraft with Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabins. Club Europe offers full meal service, drinks from the bar, priority boarding, and additional baggage allowances. Ciaran Brannigan, London Stansted’s Commercial Director, said: “I am delighted to welcome back British Airways to London Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of their...
London Stansted reports strong November as it gears up for bumper Christmas getaway London Stansted is preparing for a successful festive flying season after serving nearly 2 million passengers in November. More than 1.97 million people travelled through the terminal last month - an increase of 7.5% on the same month last year, and the second busiest November on record. Over the past 12 months, the airport welcomed 27.7 million passengers, an increase of 24% from the previous year. The top three busiest routes in November were Dublin, Istanbul and Rome, while the most popular countries in the month were Spain, Italy and Poland. Operational performance during the month remained stable, with 98% of passengers passing safely through...
See your career take-off with a role at London Stansted London Stansted is hosting its latest jobs fair to recruit hundreds of new employees ahead of a busy winter season. More than 500 job openings will be on offer in the areas such as flight crew, baggage handling, security, retail, and hospitality at the airport's Radisson Blu Hotel on October 10. The jobs fair comes as Stansted continues to make the fastest recovery of any major airport in the UK following the pandemic with August the second busiest month on record. The airport and some of its on-site business partners are now looking to recruit additional staff for the winter and busy Christmas travel season. Stansted has welcomed more than 27 million passengers in the last 12...
London Stansted’s recovery continues to outpace other major airports London Stansted rounded off the school holiday season by continuing to outpace the recovery of all major UK airports. Figures released today show that despite the significant impact of the national air traffic control failure on Bank Holiday Monday, August was Stansted’s second busiest month ever as more than 2.91 million passengers took advantage of the industry-leading choice, value and efficiency it offers. The monthly total was up 12% on August last year, and equivalent to 102% of the number of people served in August 2019. The airport also recorded its busiest day of the year with 100,561 passengers passing through the terminal on August 18. This daily total...
Numbers exceed pre-pandemic levels in July London Stansted has become the first major UK airport to achieve above pre-Covid passenger volumes in any given month, as more than 2.8m passengers passed through the terminal in July, equivalent to 102% of the total served in July 2019. The start of peak summer holiday season also saw the airport experience its busiest ever July, up 13% on last year’s total, and the third busiest month in Stansted’s history. The airport handled an average of 90,322 passengers per day during the month, up from 88,709 in 2022 and only topped by August in the two years before the pandemic. A total of 97,000 passengers travelled through the airport on July 31, making it its busiest day of the year so far. As...
Anadolujet launches flights to the Turkish capital from Stansted AnadoluJet, the low-fare arm of flag carrier Turkish Airlines, has launched direct flights between London Stansted and Ankara. The three times a week service to the Turkish capital began on Wednesday, July 19, with flights departing Ankara Esenboğa Airport at 12:45pm and arriving at London Stansted at 3pm. On the return leg, flights depart Stansted at 4pm and touch down at Ankara at 9.55pm. Simon Gorrighan, Aviation Director at London Stansted, said: “We are delighted that AnadoluJet is launching flights to Ankara from London Stansted, the only UK airport with direct scheduled flights to Turkey's capital. “This summer, the airport will offer more flights to Turkey...
Plans announced to extend terminal building London Stansted today announced its intention to submit a planning application for an extension to the airport’s existing terminal building. The proposed scheme, which if approved will see a three-bay extension to the back of the terminal building, is designed to transform the airport experience. It will provide a more spacious departure lounge for passengers, including new shops, bars and restaurants, state-of-the-art check-in equipment, increased baggage system capacity and an enlarged security hall with additional space for more security lanes fitted with next-generation scanners. London Stansted has been one of the UK’s fastest recovering airports following the lifting of international...
Charity fun run takes off on newly resurfaced runway It was joggers rather than jets taking advantage of London Stansted Airport's newly resurfaced runway in the early hours of Monday morning (June 5) for a unique charity fun run. Almost 70 airport staff, dressed in high-visibility gear, pounded a 5.4 km course along the freshly laid tarmac to raise money for MAG’s three new charity partners, The Children's Society, Medcare and Magic Breakfast. The event, the third since the inaugural run in 2013, coincided with the completion of a five-month project to completely resurface the 3,048-metre runway. Colleagues from several airport companies took part, including representatives from Ryanair, Titan Airways, NATS, Blue Handling and MAG...

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