London Stansted sees busy July

London Stansted enjoyed a busy July with cargo operations benefitting from the chaos at the Channel Tunnel and the passenger side seeing busiest July in seven years, as the launch of Thomas Cook’s trio of new long haul flights and the summer holiday season helped contribute to over two million passengers passing through the airport.


London Stansted enjoyed a busy July with cargo operations benefitting from the chaos at the Channel Tunnel and the passenger side seeing busiest July in seven years, as the launch of Thomas Cook’s trio of new long haul flights and the summer holiday season helped contribute to over two million passengers passing through the airport.

Cargo volumes continued to increase with 233,239 tonnes shipped through Stansted in the last year, up 9.4 per cent on the previous 12 months. A total of 20,732 tonnes of freight was transported through in July alone as some carriers added extra flights in order to ease the supply chain problems caused by the backlog at the Channel Tunnel.

In total, 2.19 million passengers travelled through in July 2015, up 12.5 per cent on the same month last year and an increase of more than 240,000 passengers. It was the busiest July since 2008. During the month of July Stansted welcomed the return of long-haul services as Thomas Cook launched flights to Orlando, Las Vegas and Mexico.