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


Record breaking May at Stansted as passenger numbers soar

London Stansted enjoyed another record breaking month as the UK’s fourth busiest airport welcomed over 2.1 million passengers in May 2016.

14 June 2016Read in full

First London Stansted BA flights a sell out

First London Stansted BA flights a sell out

The first British Airways flights from Stansted Airport get off to a flying start this weekend with all the summer sun destinations fully booked.

26 May 2016Read in full

London Stansted wins national CSR award

London Stansted wins national CSR award for innovative community project

London Stansted Airport has won Best Individual Community Project at the 2016 National CSR Awards for its pioneering community partnership to reduce aircraft noise for over 4,000 people living close to the airport.

18 May 2016Read in full

Andrew Cowan (left) with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

Transport Minister’s visit marks a successful first year at Aerozone Stansted

Transport Minister Lord Ahmad touched down at Aerozone Stansted to mark the first anniversary of the airport’s hugely popular education centre.

12 May 2016Read in full

Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Stansted in dreamland as new eco-friendly jet makes debut

Holiday-makers heading to Mexico and America from London Stansted will get to fly on one of the most advanced planes in the world.

4 May 2016Read in full

Jobs fair to be held at Stansted Airport

The Stansted Employment and Skills Academy is holding a free jobs fair at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Thursday 5 May, 10am - 2.30pm.

27 April 2016Read in full

Stansted tops 23 million passengers following busiest ever winter season

London Stansted welcomed over 1.89 million passengers during its busiest ever March as the airport’s annual passenger total topped 23 million for the first time since July 2008.

12 April 2016Read in full

Airport bosses disappointed at Network Rail's ‘derisory’ time savings on train journeys

London Stansted Airport today expressed disappointment after Network Rail published scaled back plans for short term improvements to journey times and reliability on the mainline to the airport and Cambridge.

24 March 2016Read in full

London Stansted celebrates 25th anniversary

London Stansted celebrates 25th anniversary of official opening

Stansted Airport is today celebrating the 25th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen officially opening the iconic terminal building and London’s third major airport on 15 March, 1991.

15 March 2016Read in full

Andrew Cowan, new Divisional CEO of London Stansted Airport

Andrew Cowan appointed new Divisional CEO of London Stansted Airport

Andrew Cowan, currently Chief Strategy Officer of MAG, has been appointed Divisional CEO of London Stansted Airport.

10 March 2016Read in full

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