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 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

Ken O’Toole, CEO, at the recent airport travel show

March traffic figures show strong year-on-year growth on business routes from Stansted

London Stansted welcomed over 1.98 million passengers during March, an increase of 5.8 per cent or 109,000 over the corresponding month last year and the busiest ever March at the airport, beating the previous high set in 2016.

11 April 2018Read in full

Emirates plane in flight

London Stansted to be the fastest growing London airport in 2018

London Stansted is set to be the fastest growing airport serving the capital in 2018, with over 10.8 million airline seats available across the most extensive summer schedule offered at the airport.

27 March 2018Read in full

Baroness Sugg visits London Stansted

Baroness Sugg visits London Stansted to see benefits of airport competition and investment

London Stansted last week welcomed Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg to view progress on the first phase of the airport’s £600 million investment programme, the centrepiece of a growth plan that will ensure that over the next decade the airport can play a critical role in improving global connectivity for London and the eastern region.

19 March 2018Read in full

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