London,
17
July
2017
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11:21
Europe/London

MAG airports continue to grow in June

Summary
  • MAG grows passenger numbers year on year – Manchester +8.9%, London Stansted +7.9%
  • Manchester passes 27m passengers per year mark
  • London Stansted expected to hit 25m passengers per year within weeks

Passengers

 

Manchester

London Stansted

East Midlands

Bournemouth

MAG

Rolling 12 month total

27,020,678

24,909,153

4,754,958

686,972

57,371,761

June 2017 total

2,755,414

2,362,595

558,977

75,974

5,752,960

June 2017

% change

year on year

+8.9%

+7.9%

+1.3%

-5.9%

+7.5%

Cargo

 

Manchester

London Stansted

East Midlands

June 2017 tonnes

10,952

22,117

30,730

% change

year on year

+7.1%

+10.3%

+4.1%

 

MAG airports saw continued growth in both passenger numbers and cargo tonnes flown in June.

Manchester Airport grew 8.9% year on year, with more than 2.75m passengers flying in and out of the airport in June. It has now seen a record 27 million people pass through its three terminals in the last 12 months. The UK’s third largest airport passed the milestone for the first time in its 79 year history.

June saw the one year anniversary of the Hainan Airlines service to Beijing and it also saw Cathay Pacific increase its flights to Hong Kong to five per week.

Over the last year the UK’s third largest airport added a number of significant new routes, which helped it reach the 27m passenger milestone. These include: Muscat (Oman Air), San Francisco (Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin Atlantic), Boston (Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook Airlines), Los Angeles (Thomas Cook Airlines), Houston (Singapore Airlines), Riyadh (Saudia), Beijing (Hainan Airlines), Nuremberg (Ryanair), Casablanca (Royal Air Maroc) and Tobago (Thomas Cook Airlines).

 

Collette Roche, Acting Managing Director, Manchester Airport
“Our continued growth of passengers and destinations clearly highlights the role we play in UK aviation and as the global entry and exit point of the Northern Powerhouse.”
Collette Roche, Acting Managing Director, Manchester Airport

London Stansted Airport welcomed over 2.3 million passengers to the airport during June this year, up 7.9% over the same month in 2016 and a new record for the month of June, surpassing the previous high set eleven years ago in 2006.

The biggest year-on-year growth came from passengers flying to Denmark and Cyprus with Ryanair now serving Copenhagen and Jet2.com flying to both Larnaca and Paphos.

East Midlands Airport grew by 1.3% and Bournemouth Airport declined slightly by 5.9% year on year.

Cargo grew consistently across MAG’s airports. At London Stansted, freight grew by 10.3% year on year, at Manchester 7.1% and at East Midlands 4.1%.

Collette Roche, Acting Managing Director for Manchester Airport, said: “Passing 27 million passengers is another significant milestone for the airport.

“The last 12 months has seen a host of new long haul routes and as we move into the busy summer season we’re looking forward to welcoming even more passengers through our terminals.

“Our continued growth of passengers and destinations clearly highlights the role we play in UK aviation and as the global entry and exit point of the Northern Powerhouse.”