London Stansted Airport has passed the 20 million passengers a year milestone for the first time since 2009 as a bumper start to 2015 saw annual traffic figures increase by 13.3% over the previous 12 months.
The total number of passengers increased to 20.3 million as Stansted served over 170 destinations in the year ending January 2015. The top five most popular destinations during the year were Dublin, Rome, Barcelona, Milan and Madrid.
“Our focus now is to build on this success and continue to support the growth ambitions of the region by offering more choice and attracting new airlines. In the coming year we will complete the £80 million project to transform the terminal and passenger facilities, deliver an £8 million upgrade to the Satellite One departures area as part of our strategy to attract new airlines, open a new Escape passenger lounge as well as launch a £500,000 education centre for local schools in what promises to be a very exciting and defining phase of Stansted’s continuing evolution,” said Andrew Harrison, Stansted’s Managing Director.