Upward trend continues for cargo volumes at Stansted

Cargo volumes continue to rise at London Stansted, according to the latest figures released this week.

Almost 23,000 tonnes of goods passed through the specialist facilities at the airport in November, up 4.3% on November 2015.

The annual total now stands at just over 252,000 tonnes, an increase of 7.0% year-on-year.

London Stansted, part of the Manchester Airports Group, recorded its busiest ever November as over 1.7 million passengers passed through the terminal during the month, an increase of 2.3% over the same month last year.

The airport’s rolling annual passenger total now stands at over 24.17million, up 7.8% over the previous 12 month period.

Passenger growth continues to be driven by record high load factors – the number of passengers on each flight – with an average 87.3% of available seats occupied on each flight during the period, another record for the month of November at Stansted.

Stansted Airport’s CEO, Andrew Cowan, said:  “Strong average load factors continue to drive the increase in passenger volumes while the airport’s significant and high-value cargo operation also recorded another positive month of growth.

 “The first full month of the airline’s winter flight schedules produced another solid performance in terms of passenger growth and the busiest November for the airport on record,” Cowan added.