Across the capital, and a favourite with business travellers, London City Airport has recorded its busiest month on record, with nearly 491,000 passengers counted in July 2019, a 19,300 improvement on the previous year. This increase means London City is on track to see over 5 million passengers this year.
London’s other major airports – Gatwick, Luton and Stansted – all had record years in 2018. Gatwick saw over 46 million passengers through its gates, and Stansted saw an increase of 8.1%, to take its figures over 28 million. Luton had an impressive 16.6m passengers in 2018, despite being in the middle of a major redevelopment, which saw a new terminal open in December. This redevelopment will allow the airport to increase its annual capacity to 18m passengers by 2020.