Passenger numbers at Stansted fall

Passengers numbers at Stansted are still falling as it owners continue the airport sell-off Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Passengers numbers at Stansted airport in Essex have fallen by 600,000 in the first nine months of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011. Between January and September 13.5 million passengers passed through the terminal.

The airport's core European traffic was down 2% and the Olympic games had a slight impact.

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Stansted passenger numbers down

Stansted in Essex is the biggest airport in the Anglia region.