11
January
2020
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13:45
Europe/London

MAG December 2019 traffic statistics

Summary

• MAG rolling 12-month passenger numbers up 1.7%

• December figures at all MAG airports were impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook Airlines

• Passengers at Manchester up 0.5% and London Stansted down 1.2% in December

 

Passengers:

 

Manchester

London Stansted

East Midlands

MAG

Rolling 12-month total

29,374,282

28,139,051

4,682,434

62,195,767

12-month total % change year on year

+3.9%

+0.5%

-3.9%

+1.7%

December 2019 total

1,967,149

1,995,429

206,965

4,169,543

December 2019 % change year on year

+0.5%

-1.2%

-10.4%

-0.9%

Cargo:

 

Manchester

London Stansted

East Midlands

December 2019 total tonnes

8,780

19,474

32,177

December 2019 % change year on year

-6.8%

-3.9%

+1.0%

 

Traffic figures at all MAG airports were still impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook Airlines in December, which was reflected in a year-on-year decline in passenger numbers at two MAG airports London Stansted (-1.2%) and East Midlands (-10.4%) – and a small year-on-year growth at Manchester (0.5%).

However, Manchester and London Stansted both still served more passengers in the last 12 months than they had in the previous 12 months. Overall, MAG airports served 62.2m passengers in the year to December 2019, up 1.7% on the previous year.

East Midlands Airport’s rolling 12 month passenger performance decreased by 3.9% in December, partly due the loss of Thomas Cook and BMI Regional, as well as reduced capacity by Flybe. However, cargo performance at the UK’s largest airport for pure cargo aircraft defied market trends and increase by 1% to 32,177 tonnes.