London Stansted to be the fastest growing London airport in summer 2018 with 10.8m seats available

26 March, 2018

London Stansted Airport reported (26-Mar-2018) the following operational highlights:

  • 10.8 million seats available for summer 2018, 1.2 million more compared to summer 2017;
  • Five new airlines including Emirates, Primera AirAir CorsicaWiderøe and WOW air;
  • New services to Dubai, New York, Boston, Washington and Toronto;
  • Emirates' daily Dubai service will add more than 100,000 seats in the first year of operation;
  • Primera Air's direct trans Atlantic routes add more than 200,000 seats to the US and Canada;
  • 12.1% year-on-year increase in demand for runway slots, compared to 1.4% at London Heathrow Airport, 2.1% at London Gatwick Airport and 3.3% at London Luton Airport;
  • Existing carriers will also offer more routes and increased capacity during summer 2018 including Ryanair's new services to Rimini and Belfast, Jet2.com's new routes to Nice, Naples, Malta, Bodrum, Almeria, Thessaloniki, Kefalonia and Verona, and Thomas Cook Airlines will relaunch services to Tunisia. [more - original PR]