22
June
2020
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11:47
Europe/London

MAG May 2020 traffic statistics

Summary
  • 39,357 passengers use MAG’s three airports in May, down 99.3% year on year.
  • MAG rolling 12-month passenger numbers down 21.5%.
  • MAG’s airports still playing a key role in keeping essential goods flowing into and out of the UK.

 

Passengers:  

 

Manchester

London Stansted

East Midlands

MAG

Rolling 12-month total

23,232,490

21,959,553

3,590,072

48,782,115

12-month total % change year on year

-19.6%

-22.8%

-25.6%

-21.5%

May 2020 total

 

18,750

20,607

0

39,357

May 2020 % change year on year

-99.3%

-99.2%

-100.0%

-99.3%

Cargo:

 

Manchester

London Stansted

East Midlands

May 2020 total tonnes

1,342

21,210

30,547

May 2020 % change year on year

-85.9%

14.1%

-0.7%

 

Traffic figures at all MAG airports were severely impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19 in May, as travel restrictions and a dramatic reduction in demand for flights impacted the Group’s passenger numbers. MAG’s reduction was reflective of world trends, with global travel demand reduced by 97% compared to previous year, according to UK Government data.

All MAG airports saw passenger figures reduce by at least 99.3% year-on-year in May, with MAG’s three airports serving 39,357 passengers between them, compared with 5.7 million last May.

At London Stansted Airport and East Midlands Airports, cargo figures held up well (STN: +14.1%, EMA: -0.7%) as key freight operators used the airports to keep essential goods flowing into the country and providing UK firms with a key route to export.

East Midlands Airport was one of the most resilient European airports by flight numbers in May, as its important role as the UK’s biggest airport for cargo aircraft continued.