Additional 1.5m could use Stansted Airport

Report: an extra 1.5m passengers could use Stansted Credit: PA

Stansted Airport could attract an additional 1.5m passengers a year if transport links to the Essex airport was improved a report has claimed.

Research by the London Assembly says around 47% of Stansted airport's available runway take-off and landing slots were unused.

Around 5% of Luton airport's available slots were unused. The report says passengers could be encouraged to switch from Heathrow by improving transport access from central London.