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Stansted records busiest October

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LONDON - London Stansted recorded its busiest ever October as nearly 2.6 million passengers passed through its terminal, surpassing the previous record set in 2018.

The popularity of the airport’s European route network, plus the half-term getaway, ensured Stansted welcomed more than 28,000 more passengers than in 2018. "The total was also up 9.7% on the same month last year," the airport said.

The number of passengers served at the airport in the 12-months ending October 2023 stands at 27.6 million, an increase of 27% on the previous year.

"Operational performance during the month remained stable, with 96% of passengers passing safely through security in 15 minutes or less, with an average queue time of just over five minutes during the busiest departure peaks," according to the airport.

During the month, the airport also received planning permission to extend its terminal building. The extension will transform the airport experience, improving every step of a passenger’s journey, from check-in on departure through to when they arrive at immigration. It will also provide capacity to accommodate forecast passenger growth towards the airport’s approved limit.
© | 17/11/2023 10:19

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