London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is a public international airport that serves London, capital of the United Kingdom. The airport is situated at Stansted Mountfitchet, in the local government district of Uttlesford in Essex, 48 kilometres from central London. London Stansted Airport, along with three other airports in the UK, is owned and operated by the Manchester Airports Group (MAG). London Stansted Airport serves as a base for several major European low-cost airlines; it is the largest base for the airline Ryanair. Serving approximately 18 million passengers a year, London Stansted Airport is the third busiest airport in London.



London Stansted Airport has one passenger terminal, located near the village of Stansted Mountfitchet. The building was designed by Foster Associates, with additional input from structural engineer Peter Rice. The departure gates are situated in three passenger satellites; one is linked to the main terminal by an air-bridge, while the other two are connected through the Stansted Airport Transit System people mover. The first terminal building opened in 1969, expanded to have a maximum capacity of 25 million passengers per annum. In 1984, a plan was approved to develop the airport's airfield and terminal to

increase the airport's capacity. The current terminal building was designed by English architect Norman Robert Foster, Lord Foster of Thames Bank; construction began in 1988 and was completed in March 1991. The new terminal was regarded as the most modern airport complex in the world at the time, and was awarded the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Award in 1990. Between 2007 and 2009, a major expansion programme expanded the terminal with an additional 64,000 square feet of floor space. 


Services and Facilities

London Stansted Airport is served by plenty of airlines that offer scheduled passenger service, including Air Moldova, Atlantic Airways, Aurigny Air Services, BH Air, Cyprus Airways, Etihad Regional, easyJet, Flybe, Freebird Airlines, Germanwings, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, and Titan Airways. The airport also works with cargo airlines: ABX Air, Asiana Cargo, Cargolux, Coyne Airways, Emirates SkyCargo, FedEx Express, FedEx Feeder,, Martinair, Nordic Global Airlines, Panalpina, Qatar Airways Cargo, Silk Way Airlines, Titan Airways, TNT Airways, and UPS Airlines. 

While waiting for the scheduled flight, passengers have plenty of entertainment options. The most popular activity is going on a shopping spree, as there are plenty of clothes, shoes, accessories, fragrances, and other designer brands available at airport shopping prices. Electrical stores, gift and souvenir retailer shops, toy stores, and skincare and cosmetics shops are also available with tax free prices. Stansted Airport's Shopping Collection Service allows you to shop in any of the stores at the airport before you fly and pick up your purchases from a convenient collection point upon your return. 

Don't forget to get your fill of the scrumptious food and heavenly beverages that your heart and stomach desire, with well-known international and local restaurants and bars available at the airport. Passengers with laptops can also check emails or surf the web at the departure lounge or at Spectrum Interactive's Internet kiosks.  

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

London Stansted Airport is located just off the M11 motorway. If coming from London, use junction 8a. If coming from the Cambridge side, use junction 8. Follow the road signs that lead to the airport. 

Trains hide 

The Stansted Airport rail station is located right below the terminal building.

Buses hide 

The airport bus and coach station is located opposite the main terminal entrance.

Taxi hide 

There is 24-hour taxi service that operates to and from the airport.

 Who flies to London Stansted

 Airport Contact Details

London Stansted Airport

Bassingbourn Road,
CM24 1QW,

Tel:+44 (0)870 0000303
Fax:+44 (0)1279 662066


British Airports Authority ( BAA Limited )

 Location Details

Longitude:0° 13' 59'' E
Latitude:51° 52' 59'' N

 Airport Location

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