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:Founder Member

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


Stansted wins Best London Airport award

Stansted wins Best London Airport award at London Transport Awards

Stansted has been named the Best London Airport at this year’s prestigious 14th annual London Transport Awards.

7 March 2016Read in full

Stansted Airport’s terminal building

Flying start to the year at Stansted: busiest January ever and arrival of British Airways

London Stansted began 2016 with another high flying month as the airport recorded its busiest ever January.

15 February 2016Read in full

British Airways launches Stansted flights

British Airways is to start flying from Stansted Airport this summer to the popular holiday sunspots of Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza.

10 February 2016Read in full

The Aerozone opened on June 10, 2015.

Aerozone smashes first year visitor target in six months

Stansted Airport’s award winning education centre, Aerozone Stansted, has smashed its predicted first year visitor numbers in just six months.

22 January 2016Read in full

Stansted Airport records busiest year since 2007

Stansted Airport recorded its busiest year since 2007 as 22.56 million passengers travelled through the terminal in 2015, an increase of 2.6 million passengers and 13% on the previous 12 months.

12 January 2016Read in full

Busiest ever November at Stansted Airport as records continue to tumble

Stansted Airport this year experienced the busiest November in its history as over 1.7 million passengers passed through the terminal, an increase of 6.9% over the same month last year. The previous record for November was set in 2006 when just over 1.65 million passengers used the airport.

10 December 2015Read in full

Record passenger numbers drive MAG growth

MAG, the UK’s leading airport group, today reports its interim unaudited half-year results, for the period 1st April 2015 – 30th September 2015. It has seen continued strong growth in EBITDA* (+10.7% to £202.5m) driven by record passenger numbers (+5.7% to 29.7m) and new route development.

3 December 2015Read in full

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

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