Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport

London Stansted is London's third-busiest airport, currently serving around 22 million passengers a year. The airport is ideally located in between the global tech and life science hubs of London and Cambridge.

Telephone: 0800 093 7851
Address: Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Road, Stansted
Postcode: CM24 1QW
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 51+ (£1,000+VAT pa)

Since the acquisition of London Stansted MAG has invested in improving the Terminal building. This investment has included the introduction of premium products like: Meet and Greet Parking, Fast Track security and a new business lounge.

Stansted Facts And Figures

Operating hours

  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Night quota restrictions apply during period 23:30 - 06:00

Passengers statistics

  • Passengers per year: 22 million (July, 2015)
  • Third-busiest airport in London; fourth-busiest in the UK

Airlines and aircraft movements

  • Airlines: 12
  • Air Transport Movements: 131,365 a year (March 2013)
  • Destinations: over 170
  • Countries served: 30


  • Number of runways: 1
  • Runway length: 3048m long by 46m wide
  • Total retail space: 10,608 sqm
  • Check-in capacity: 125 check-in desks
  • Car parking spaces: 25,726
  • Number of aircraft parking stands: up to 110
  • Rail link to central London: Stansted Express, 47 minutes to London.
  • 50% of passengers use public transport to travel to and from the airport (CAA data)


  • £80 million redevelopment of the Terminal building (completed Oct, 2015)
  • Economic contribution: £400 million a year
  • Employs: 10,200 (1,316 are Stansted Airport Ltd employees)
  • Cargo: Over 230,000 tonnes of air cargo (2014/15)


  • First UK airport to hold both ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 standards
  • Awarded Carbon Trust Standard
  • Biomass boiler installed as part of £50million terminal extension, making development carbon neutral
  • 57.2% of total airport waste was re-cycled in 2011. 
  • Targets: 0% waste direct to landfill and 60% recycled by 2015


Top international destinations (in order)

  • Dublin
  • Alicante (Spain)
  • Malaga (Spain)
  • Rome (Italy)

Top UK destinations (in order)

  • Edinburgh
  • Belfast
  • Glasgow

Most popular country

  • Spain


  • 1991 on site of former airport

Owned and operated by

  • Manchester Airports Group


first phase of the £8 million upgrade to departures area

Stansted Airport passenger traffic soars

Stansted Airport achieved its 19th consecutive month of growth as over two million passengers passed through the terminal in October, up 8.6% on the corresponding month last year

11 November 2015Read in full

Cargo TK -  A Turkish Airlines Cargo aircraft

High-fives at Stansted as another major carrier joins growing cargo network

Turkish Airlines is the latest major airline to join London Stansted Airport’s growing cargo operation when it begins new services to Istanbul today (Thursday).

29 October 2015Read in full

Stansted Airport job fair 2014

Opportunities galore on offer at Stansted Airport’s jobs fair

A career in the cockpit or the chance to work in Stansted’s recently transformed iconic terminal will be up for grabs this week, including over 50 pilot and cabin crew opportunities with leading air charter services airline, Titan Airways, at a record breaking Stansted Airport jobs fair.

20 October 2015Read in full

Stansted Airport flies past 22 million passengers a year

Stansted Airport has topped 22 million passengers a year for the first time in over six years - and just eight months since passing the 20 million a year milestone - as the total number of passengers passing through the terminal increased by 15.8% in the past 12 months.

13 October 2015Read in full

The opening of  Aerozone Stansted

Stansted Airport owner increases contribution to UK economy but reduces environmental impact

Figures released by Stansted Airport’s parent company, Manchester Airports Group (MAG), show that the Group has increased the value its airports generate for the UK and for the communities in which they operate, while significantly reducing their environmental impact.

8 October 2015Read in full

Final line up of 18 new retail units unveiled at Stansted

Stansted Airport today unveiled the exciting line up of global brands, returning favourites and new concepts that have secured a place in the final retail phase of the £80million terminal transformation to provide passengers with a greater range of tax-free accessory and fashion options from popular high street brands, designer labels to premium luxury.

22 September 2015Read in full

L - traditional flight tracks; R- Performance Based Navigation

Stansted Airport announces plan to reduce aircraft noise for thousands of local residents

Stansted Airport has today launched a public consultation on an innovative new take-off procedure that will reduce the effects of aircraft noise for over 4,000 people living near the airport.

2 September 2015Read in full

stansted stats

Stansted’s numbers flying high in July

London Stansted enjoyed its busiest July in seven years, as the launch of Thomas Cook’s trio of new long haul flights and the summer getaway helped contribute to over two million passengers passing through the airport.

11 August 2015Read in full

Stansted Airport traffic grows by 11% in June

Stansted Airport saw more than two million passengers pass through the terminal in June 2015, up 11% on the same month last year and an increase of more than 200,000 passengers. It was the airport’s busiest June since 2008.

14 July 2015Read in full

China Southern Cargo  plane

China Southern joins Stansted’s cargo network

China Southern Cargo will become the latest major carrier to join Stansted Airport’s global cargo network when it begins a new service to Guangzhou tomorrow.

19 June 2015Read in full

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