Stansted Airport has seen 1.9 million more passengers pass through its terminal in July compared to the same month last year.
A strategy for route growth under new owners Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has helped the Essex airport see a 12.2% increase in July traffic to 1.94 million people.
This comes after the number of transport movements increased 1, 349 year-on-year, or 11.4%, to 13, 152.
Year-to-date its passenger numbers have increased by on million, or 5.6% to 18.69 million.
“When M.A.G acquired Stansted Airport just 18 months ago it set out to return the airport to growth and make it the best airport in London. I’m delighted to see that growth potential become a reality with the airport now serving a million more passengers than it did a year ago and monthly passenger numbers increasing by more than 12% to give us our busiest single month for nearly three years,” said the airport’s managing director Andrew Harrison.
Around GBP260 million has been spent revamping the airport’s facilities which will soon include an extended border control area with 15 ePassport gates to make immigration quicker.