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Record breaking passenger numbers at Stansted Airport

New airlines and route launches help drive record passenger numbers at London Stansted Credit: PA

Stansted airport has seen its busiest ever April.

More than 2.3m passengers passed through the terminal last month - that's almost 10% more than last year.

Bosses say the launch of budget airlines offering low cost transatlantic flights has helped boost numbers.

London Stansted Airport saw record numbers of passengers travelling last month Credit: PA

In the last year, Stansted’s passenger numbers grew by 7.1% compared with the previous year.

London Stansted will be the fastest growing London airport in 2018 and this record April is just the start of a very busy summer to come.

We welcomed two new airlines to Stansted in April – Primera Air and WOW air offering long-haul flights to the USA – and this month we also saw the arrival of Air Corsica.

– Ken O’Toole, Stansted Airport CEO
London Stansted Airport was named London Airport of the Year at the London Transport Awards in March 2016. Credit: PA