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


CGI image of the planned college

First on-site college at a major UK airport gets the green light

A unique project that will boost the skills and economy of Essex took a major step forward today after London Stansted Airport and Harlow College received planning permission from Uttlesford District Council for a new £11 million technical skills college at the airport.

4 August 2017Read in full

Stansted celebrates 25 million passengers

London Stansted celebrates 25 million passengers with free flights for two holidaymakers

London Stansted has welcomed its 25 millionth passenger to pass through the airport in the past year, the first time the UK’s fourth busiest airport has achieved this significant milestone in its history.

2 August 2017Read in full

Lt Colonel Dawber and HR Director, Liz Austin

London Stansted becomes first airport in England to sign the Armed Forces Covenant

London Stansted has become the first airport in England to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant outlining how it will support both serving and retired military personnel and reservists.

1 August 2017Read in full

Primera Air to launch London Stansted-USA flights in 2018

Primera Air to launch London Stansted-USA flights in 2018

Danish airline, Primera Air is to open a new base at London Stansted and start direct flights to New York and Boston Logan next year.

21 July 2017Read in full

London Stansted welcomes Government proposals to make best use of existing capacity

Andrew Cowan, CEO of London Stansted Airport, has today welcomed the Government’s proposal to make best use of existing runway capacity across the UK to improve global connectivity and provide more choice for passengers.

21 July 2017Read in full

Stansted airport picked up the Employer Skills Award

Just the job – education and employment schemes at London Stansted scoop top award

London Stansted has won a top award for its work in training young people and helping them find jobs at the airport.

20 July 2017Read in full

cargo total hits all-time high at Stansted

London Stansted sets new passenger record for June as cargo total hits all-time high

London Stansted welcomed over 2.3 million passengers to the airport during June this year, up 7.9% over the same month in 2016 and a new record for the month of June, surpassing the previous high set 11 years ago in 2006.

14 July 2017Read in full

Stansted Airport

Strong start to summer with record breaking May at London Stansted

London Stansted saw nearly 2.3 million passengers pass through the airport during May to set a new record high for the month, an increase of 7% over the same month in 2016 and beating the previous monthly high set just last year.

13 June 2017Read in full

Stansted's previous job fair held in February 17.

London Stansted’s latest jobs fair set for take-off

London Stansted’s latest jobs fair takes off this week as nearly 50 airport companies showcase the hundreds of exciting career opportunities on offer across the UK’s fourth busiest airport.

23 May 2017Read in full aircraft taxiing on departure from London Stansted

London Stansted Airport sets new passenger record for April

London Stansted welcomed over 2.1 million passengers to the airport during its busiest ever April, an increase of 11% over the same month in 2016 and passing the previous high for the month set in 2006.

12 May 2017Read in full

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