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


London Stansted airfield

London Stansted tops 26 million as half-term getaway boosts passenger numbers

London Stansted has reached another significant milestone as it welcomed over 26 million passengers to the airport in the past year.

12 March 2018Read in full

London Stansted’s Chief Executive Officer, Ken O’Toole

Public transport remains the number one choice for London Stansted Airport passengers

London Stansted’s five years of successful passenger growth under MAG ownership and its plans to and transform the door to door passenger experience were the focus of this year’s annual Stansted Area Transport Forum conference.

9 March 2018Read in full

 Artist’s impression of Stansted’s new arrivals building

Busiest ever January at London Stansted as transformation works begin

London Stansted Airport is celebrating a strong start to the year, with more than 1.8 million passengers travelling through the terminal during the airport’s busiest ever January.

12 February 2018Read in full

Primera Air Airbus A321neo

Primera Air announces new London Stansted to Washington route

Primera Air has announced that it will launch five direct flights a week from London Stansted to Washington Dulles from 22 August 2018.

1 February 2018Read in full

new check-in area at Stansted Airport

Record breaking 2017 for London Stansted

London Stansted Airport recorded its busiest ever year as it welcomed 25.9 million passengers in 2017, an increase of 1.57 million passengers and 6.5% over the previous 12 months.

11 January 2018Read in full

Emirates  logo

Emirates to launch London Stansted service from June 2018

Emirates today announced that it is to launch a new daily route from London Stansted (STN) to Dubai (DXB) on 8 June 2018. With its strategic position close to the tech and pharma hubs of Cambridge and Peterborough, Emirates will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate out of the popular North East London airport.

20 December 2017Read in full

London Stansted terminal in snow

Winter flying season kicks off with busiest ever November at London Stansted

London Stansted Airport’s winter flying schedule is off to a strong start, with record November passenger numbers passing through the airport.

12 December 2017Read in full

Work begins on Stansted Airport’s new technical college

Work begins on Stansted Airport’s new technical college as Industrial Strategy is launched

The Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry MP, was at London Stansted Airport yesterday (Monday) to see the start of the construction phase of the new on-site technical college and to also launch the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

28 November 2017Read in full

Shadow Transport team visits Stansted Airport

Shadow Transport team visits Stansted Airport to hear about growth plans and transformation

London Stansted yesterday (Weds) welcomed the Shadow Transport Secretary, Andy McDonald MP, and Shadow Aviation Minister, Karl Turner MP, to see how the airport is planning to make best use of its existing runway capacity and improve the UK’s global connectivity over the next decade.

16 November 2017Read in full

Terminal at London Stansted Airport

Record passenger numbers and new airline announcements top off strong month at Stansted

The half-term holidays and the final weeks of the airlines’ summer timetable boosted passenger traffic at London Stansted Airport as a record number of people took to the skies during October.

14 November 2017Read in full

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