18 July, 2023

UK’s largest airport group served 5.8m passengers in June, equal to 96% of pre-pandemic levels

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) saw more than 5.8m passengers pass through its airports in June, an increase of 13.7% on June 2022.

The Group which owns Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports also recorded a rolling 12-month passenger total of more than 56 million passengers – up 67.8% on last year.

Manchester Airport served 2.8m passengers across the month – up 15% on June 2022, and London Stansted served 2.6m passengers – up 11% on last year. East Midlands Airport served 487,000 passengers in June, up 22% on June 2022.

All three airports passenger volumes were equivalent to more than 90% of June 2019 levels. London Stansted’s recovery continues to lead the way – and in June was 98% of 2019 levels. Manchester Airport’s passenger levels were equivalent to 94% and East Midlands’ stood at 91%. Collectively, the Group’s passenger figures were 96% of those seen in June 2019.

Across the early part of the summer season, MAG has delivered a consistent level of customer service for passengers. In the quarter from April-June 99% of passengers at East Midlands Airport passed through security in 15 minutes or less, the figure was 97% at London Stansted and 95% at Manchester. As the Group prepares for its busiest period when school holidays begin in July, it is working hard to ensure this high level of service continues.

Earlier this month, MAG published its annual results for the period 1st April 2022-31st March 2023. Across the reporting period, MAG served 54m passengers which was equivalent to 91% of passengers seen in 2019/20. For the first time in its history, the Group recorded a revenue of £1bn as its recovery from the pandemic continued and is now looking towards a period of growth and investment across its airports.

Last week, the MAG announced it was submitting a planning application for a terminal extension at London Stansted Airport. The plans will significantly improve the experience for passengers and provide terminal capacity for the airport’s growth within its agreed planning consent limits.




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