Regardless of a UK-wide heatwave, 3.1 per cent extra passengers flew away by means of MAG’s three airports in July.
London Stansted skilled the best charge of progress within the group, up 7.four per cent year-on-year to serve 2.eight million passengers in July, its busiest ever.
The rise was pushed by model new long-haul routes to Dubai and New York, new summer time short-haul hyperlinks to Frankfurt, Reykjavik and Vilnius.
Some 14,000 extra passengers flew from Manchester Airport in July 2018 than in July 2017, up 0.5 per cent).
The vacation development for this summer time from Manchester has been Brits rediscovering Turkey and North African locations, after a couple of years of very robust progress to Spain.
This July, nearly 30,000 extra passengers mixed flew from Manchester to Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey.
East Midlands Airport’s passenger site visitors declined barely (down 2.1 per cent) however as soon as once more, routes to Turkey and the Jap Mediterranean proved particularly widespread, together with Corfu, Dalaman, Antalya, Rhodes and Dubrovnik, all of which posted progress, alongside the brand new route for this summer time to Seville.
Ken O’Toole, chief govt, London Stansted Airport, mentioned: “As the principle summer time vacation season firmly will get underway, July is all the time a really busy month for us and this yr we have now welcomed a report variety of passengers to the airport.
“We all the time work exhausting to make sure that going into the height season our passengers have the very best service and this yr we launched quite a lot of enhancements to our operation together with recruiting extra safety employees, the introduction of latest Airport Ambassador roles, creating extra check-in desks, improved entry to the forecourt and the opening of a brand new 350 seat restaurant.”