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


 Emirates 777-300ER aircraft arriving at Stansted

London Stansted sets sights on long-haul growth

In the next five years London Stansted is aiming to secure direct services to at least 25 new long-haul destinations around the world, with a strong focus on the Far East, India, North America and the Middle East.

14 September 2018Read in full

Aviation Parliamentary Group visits London Stansted

Aviation Parliamentary Group visits London Stansted

London Stansted today welcomed Grant Shapps MP to view progress on the airport’s £600 million transformation programme and visit the brand-new Stansted Airport College which opened its doors to the first students this week.

6 September 2018Read in full

mock-up of new arrivals terminal at night

Stansted unveils striking new images of arrivals terminal

Striking new images of how London Stansted’s planned new Arrivals Terminal will look when it opens in 2020 have been unveiled.

29 August 2018Read in full

Stansted Airport reports its busiest July

London Stansted Airport saw more than 2.7 million passengers travel through the airport in July as the summer holiday season got underway.

17 August 2018Read in full

Stansted Airport CEO Ken O’Toole

Emirates becomes latest airline to serve London’s fastest growing airport

The launch of more long-haul routes from Stansted Airport helped boost passenger numbers to new record levels as London’s fastest growing airport welcomed over 2.5 million passengers during its busiest ever May.

12 June 2018Read in full

Inaugural meeting of the East of England-China Forum

East of England and London Stansted target economic growth and direct air link to China

London Stansted Airport representatives, business leaders and local politicians have met to begin talks on creating a new partnership between the region and China to help secure a direct Chinese air link and foster new trade and investment opportunities in the East of England.

21 May 2018Read in full

children from R A Butler Primary School, Saffron Walden

London Stansted’s flagship education centre welcomes 10,000th visitor

London Stansted Airport’s flagship community project, the Aerozone education centre, celebrated welcoming its 10,000 visitor with a special party event for local schoolchildren this week.

17 May 2018Read in full

London Stansted Airport

New airlines and route launches help drive record passenger numbers at Stansted

London Stansted Airport saw record numbers of passengers travelling last month in its busiest ever April. More than 2.3 million passengers used the airport, which is an 8.1% increase on last year, the previous record for the same month.

14 May 2018Read in full

250th trainee Scarlet Jemmett

New Stansted Airport College welcomes its 250th trainee

The brand-new Stansted Airport College is celebrating its 250th confirmed trainee, as construction work on the site intensifies ahead of the planned opening this September.

10 May 2018Read in full

WOW Air flights across the Atlantic take off from Stansted

WOW Air flights across the Atlantic take off from London Stansted

WOW air’s inaugural flight from London Stansted Airport took off this week (Wednesday 25 April), connecting with the low-cost airline’s new long haul route to Detroit.

27 April 2018Read in full

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