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

Ambitious plans for UK’s first on-site airport college submitted

London Stansted and Harlow College have submitted a planning application to build a new technical skills college at the airport – the first of its kind at any airport in the country.

11 May 2017Read in full

London Stansted Airport publishes March traffic figures

London Stansted saw nearly 1.9 million passengers pass through the airport in March 2017.

12 April 2017Read in full

Stansted gets planning permission for new £130m building

London Stansted Airport receives planning permission for new £130 million arrivals building

London Stansted Airport has received planning permission from Uttlesford District Council for a new £130 million arrivals building that will enhance the passenger experience and provide capacity for growth over the next decade.

6 April 2017Read in full

Stansted’s Apprentices:Amber Wright, Julia Hultzer

New apprentices get ready for take-off at Stansted

London Stansted Airport is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week by welcoming its latest intake of new trainees.

8 March 2017Read in full

Busiest ever January at London Stansted as new route announcements boost flying start to 2017

London Stansted made a flying start to 2017 by recording the Airport’s busiest ever January.

13 February 2017Read in full

New Technical and Professional Skills Centre to be created at London Stansted Airport

A new Technical and Professional Skills Centre at London Stansted Airport today secured £3.5million of funding following Government confirmation of the latest investment into the South East LEP Local Growth Fund.

3 February 2017Read in full

Ryanair's London Stansted deal delivers nine new routes

Ryanair has announced a new growth deal with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) which will deliver nine new London Stansted routes, including a daily service to Naples and a three times daily service to Copenhagen.

13 January 2017Read in full

CGI of the airport’s new arrivals building

Record-breaking Christmas getaway completes record year at London Stansted

London Stansted Airport completed a record-breaking 2016 with its busiest ever December as the great Christmas getaway and record high aircraft load factors boosted passenger numbers during the month.

12 January 2017Read in full

Computer generated image of the new arrivals building

London Stansted Airport unveils plans for new £130 million arrivals building

London Stansted Airport has unveiled plans for a new £130 million arrivals building to significantly improve the passenger experience. The building is the latest phase in the multi-million pound transformation programme by MAG to support future growth at the airport and attract new passengers and airlines.

16 December 2016Read in full

Busiest ever November at London Stansted Airport

Busiest ever November at London Stansted Airport

London Stansted recorded its busiest ever November as over 1.7 million passengers passed through the terminal during the month, an increase of 2.3% over the same month last year.

14 December 2016Read in full

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