MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, completed the yr on a prime as December noticed every airport welcome extra passengers than they did within the an identical month remaining yr.
The December enlargement rounded off a a hit 2018 for MAG, as 61.1 million passengers used its airports, representing an eight.2 in keeping with cent yr on yr building up.
The top of 2018 additionally marks 5 years of MAG possession of London Stansted Airport.
In that point, Stansted has grown its passenger numbers through 57 in keeping with cent, serving ten million extra passengers in 2018 than in 2013.
Over the similar length Manchester Airport grew through 36.7 in keeping with cent and East Midlands grew through 12.7 in keeping with cent enlargement at East Midlands.
Total, which means MAG’s 3 airports served 18.2 million extra passengers in 2018 than they did 5 years in the past.
This building up has been pushed through the massive growth in course choices that MAG has labored with airways to ship, supported through the numerous spare runway capability that its airports have introduced at a time when different main airports had been attaining complete capability.
Manchester Airport’s a hit 2018 (up 1.7 in keeping with cent to 28.three million) comes regardless of the lack of its 7th largest airline, Monarch, and used to be pushed through new lengthy routes to Addis Ababa, Mumbai and Seattle – in addition to a resurgence of recreational site visitors to Turkey.
London Stansted Airport welcomed 28 million passengers in a yr for the primary time in its historical past (up eight.2 in keeping with cent), and likewise noticed a document December (up 10.three in keeping with cent to 2 million).
East Midlands Airport additionally grew, through 2.6 in keeping with cent, to serve 231,000 passengers in December.
Tim Hawkins, leader technique officer, MAG, stated: “The size of enlargement we’ve delivered at MAG airports during the last 5 years displays the massively essential contribution that they’ve made to compelling financial enlargement, each nationally and within the communities round our airports.
“We’re extremely joyful to be serving 18 million additional shoppers once a year, in comparison to 5 years in the past – offering passengers with a wider collection of routes and airways, and excellent worth fares.”