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Busiest ever April at Stansted Airport with nearly 2.4m passengers

Records tumble at Stansted Airport. (9597283)
Records tumble at Stansted Airport. (9597283)

Stansted Airport had its busiest April on record with nearly 2.4m passengers through its doors.

During the month, the first of the summer flying schedule, easyJet launched its new Paris Charles de Gaulle service and SAS started of its five flights a week service to Copenhagen.

The moving annual total for the 12 months ending April 2019 now stands at 28.42m, up 7.99% on the previous year.

Chief executive Ken O'Toole, said: "As we move towards the peak summer period, our primary focus is to ensure we deliver the best airport experience for the millions of passengers who will pass through our doors in the coming months.

"In addition to recruiting more security and customer service staff to improve the passenger journey, our work on the Stansted Transformation programme, which began in 2018, continues with the next phase involving the completion of work on eight new aircraft stands, new check-in desks, the completion of a multi-storey car park and upgrading the hold baggage screening system."

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