Strong recovery continues in November


London Stansted records best month yet as strong recovery continues in November

1.83 million passengers travelled through Stansted in November 

12-month rolling total now stands at 22.3 million


London Stansted recorded its strongest recovery in passenger volumes yet in November.

The airport welcomed 1.83 million passengers during November, representing 97% of the passengers served in the same month in 2019, the highest proportion of traffic seen at Stansted throughout the recovery period.

In the 12 months ending November 2022, the airport served more than 22.3 million passengers, an increase of 247% on the same period in 2021.

Stansted’s recovery has been driven by its wide range of popular European destinations which continue to prove extremely popular with passengers, with traffic at some points outstripping demand seen before the pandemic.

Operational performance also remained positive with 99% of passengers passing through security in less than 15 minutes.

Ciaron Brannigan, London Stansted’s Commercial Director, said:

“We’re delighted with the continuation of the strong traffic trends in the winter season.

“This recovery has been underpinned by the introduction of new routes from Ryanair, including Catania (Italy), Asturias (Spain), Klagenfurt (Austria), Leipzig (Germany and Edinburgh, as well as capacity increases from Play to Reykjavik and Pegasus to Istanbul.

“With a busy festive season soon to be upon us, we expect to see passenger demand at the airport remain very strong over the period.”