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


 L-R: Apprentice Charlie Douglas, Robert Halfon, Terry Farthing

Minister makes flying visit to Aerozone

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister, Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, made a flying visit to Stansted last week to see how the airport is boosting education, job and training opportunities for young people and jobseekers.

14 December 2016Read in full

Stansted CEO Andrew Cowan.

London Stansted Airport sets all-time passenger record

London Stansted has passed two more major milestones as the airport set a new annual passenger record and experienced its busiest ever month of October.

11 November 2016Read in full and Jet2holidays announces 2017/18 Winter Programme from London Stansted Airport and Jet2holidays announces 2017/18 Winter Programme from London Stansted Airport and Jet2holidays are continuing to expand their operations and build on their recent London Stansted Airport launch, with the launch of their first ever full winter flights and holidays programme for 2017/18, including brand new ski routes – Geneva and Salzburg.

27 October 2016Read in full

London Stansted Airport responds to Government runway announcement

London Stansted Airport’s CEO, Andrew Cowan, said: “Today's announcement highlights the important role that aviation plays in connecting Britain to the world.

25 October 2016Read in full and Jet2holidays land at London Stansted and Jet2holidays land at London Stansted Airport

Leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist, and Jet2holidays, are marking a major step on their ongoing expansion with the launch of flights and holidays from London Stansted Airport, their ninth UK airport base and first in the South of England.

21 September 2016Read in full

Aerial photograph of Stansted Airport airfield

Stansted Airport records busiest month for nine years

London Stansted Airport welcomed 2.5 million passengers during August, its busiest month for nine years.

13 September 2016Read in full

Stansted's busy airport terminal

Stansted Airport welcomes over 2.3 million passengers in July

The Balearics, Dublin, Edinburgh and Rome top the favourite destinations list as Stansted Airport welcomes over 2.3 million passengers in July, up 6.6% on the same month last year.

12 August 2016Read in full

'New rail operator’s plans will deliver faster, more reliable rail services to Stansted'

Stansted Airport has welcomed today’s Government announcement that Abellio East Anglia has won the franchise to operate the Stansted Express and other rail services between London, the airport and Cambridge from October 2016.

10 August 2016Read in full

BITC award winners

Stansted Airport awarded prestigious CommunityMark

Stansted Airport has been awarded the prestigious CommunityMark, the UK’s highest national standard for leadership and excellence in community investment.

20 July 2016Read in full

MAG delivers fifth year of strong growth - Stansted among Europe's fastest growing airports

MAG, the UK’s leading airport group, has reported its audited full-year results, for the period 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016.

14 July 2016Read in full

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