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


WOW air plane in flight

WOW air offers £99 flights to New York

WOW air is offering transatlantic fares from London Stansted to New York for less than the cost of the taxes – essentially paying for passengers to fly – to celebrate a new service to the Big Apple’s JFK International.

8 November 2017Read in full

Stansted community consultation event held in July

Stansted Airport plans community feedback events to update on future growth plans

London Stansted Airport is to host a number of community feedback events in the coming weeks to update local residents about its revised proposals for future growth over the next decade within current flight and environmental limits.

3 November 2017Read in full

Stansted Airport Meet the Buyers event beats records

Stansted Airport Meet the Buyers event beats records: £200m worth of contracts up for grabs

London Stansted Airport’s 17th annual Meet the Buyers event welcomed nearly 300 businesses from across the East of England and London, all eager to showcase their products and services and potentially secure new business deals with some of the region’s biggest organisations.

3 November 2017Read in full

Air Corsica  planes

Air Corsica to launch first UK flights at London Stansted from 2018

Air Corsica is to launch its first ever UK service when it begins flying from London Stansted Airport in summer 2018 to the popular Mediterranean holiday Island.

27 October 2017Read in full

Primera Air plane in flight

Primera Air to launch new Toronto flights from London Stansted

Primera Air is to launch a third transatlantic route from its new base at London Stansted with direct flights to the Canadian city of Toronto from June 2018.

25 October 2017Read in full

AtlasGlobal Unlimited: fly all you can in Business Class

AtlasGlobal Unlimited: fly all you can in Business Class

In association with one of its carriers, AtlasGlobal, Stansted Airport is offering business travellers the opportunity to take part in an Unlimited Flight Package.

24 October 2017Read in full

Busiest ever September at London Stansted Airport

Busiest ever September at London Stansted Airport

London Stansted achieved its busiest ever September as over 2.45 million passengers travelled through the airport during the month, surpassing the previous record set 10 years ago in September 2007.

12 October 2017Read in full

Hrafn Thorgeirsson, Ken O’Toole, Anastasija Visnakova

Airline boss jets in to meet Cambridge leaders and showcase new USA flights from Stansted

The CEO of new long-haul airline, Primera Air, was in Cambridge today talking to senior executives and political leaders about the airline’s exciting and innovative new services to the USA from London Stansted that launch in April 2018.

21 September 2017Read in full

Ken O’Toole

Stansted’s new CEO calls on Government to set out airports vision to unlock spare capacity

London Stansted’s new CEO, Ken O’Toole, has called on the Government to put in place a national aviation strategy that not only supports airports to grow but ensures the spare capacity available today is used to generate the biggest positive impact for consumers and the economy.

15 September 2017Read in full

Ken O’Toole

New CEO appointed at London Stansted Airport

Ken O’Toole, currently Chief Executive Officer at Manchester Airport, has been appointed as the new CEO at London Stansted.

8 August 2017Read in full

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