London Stansted Airport has confirmed it busiest ever calendar year, despite a dip in numbers during December following the cancellation of hundreds of flights by its biggest operator, Ryanair.
Passengers at Stansted Airport have told of their “nightmare” after snow and ice forced dozens of Ryanair and easyJet flights to be cancelled or delayed.
Stansted Airport owner MAG has reported strong growth in first-half turnover and earnings after a record-breaking summer.
For the past four years, Ken O’Toole has been chief executive at Manchester Airport, currently the biggest operation within the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in terms of passenger numbers.
Ryanair is to cancel an extra 18,000 flights in a move that will hit 400,000 customers as the fallout from the airline’s mismanagement of pilot leave intensifies.
A budget airline which operates from airports including Stansted in Essex is to cancel up to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks, to improve its record on punctuality.
More than 2.7m passengers passed through Stansted Airport last month, completing its busiest ever peak summer season.
Passengers were hit by with delays at Stansted Airport after the runway was closed for emergency repairs – with at least one Essex family left stranded overseas.
Stansted Airport and Ryanair have welcomed a ruling which requires a series of improvements at air traffic control organisation NATS.
Stansted Airport is close to breaking through the 25m passengers a year threshold after its busiest ever June.