London Stansted (STN) Airport

London Stansted STN Airport Overview

London Stansted International Airport STN serves England's Essex area and is the U.K.'s second-busiest - and Europe's fastest-growing - airport - due in part by an influx of low-cost airlines offering a cheaper alternative to London's other airports. Stansted Airport also has won high praise for its spacious and people-friendly terminal and for a unique wildlife area for plants and animals created in the shadow of the big jets.  It was also the winner of Skytrax World's 'Best Airport for Low-Cost Airlines' awards for 2011 - 2014.
M.A.G. (Manchester Airports Group) is Stansted's operator - undertaking terminal renovation & expansion, as well as expanding airline flights.

STN Airport is located at Stansted Mountfitchet, in the local district of Uttlesford, in Essex - 48 km northeast of Central London - accessible just off M11 motorway (use Junction 8A from London, or Junction 8 from Cambridge and follow signs. Postcode: CM24 1RW).

With one long runway and an estimated annual passenger count of over 17.8 million, London Stansted Airport is served by a host of domestic, international, low-fare & charter airlines offering countless direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe. 

NOTE:  Stansted Airport is shifting its Express Set Down area to the main forecourt, allowing passengers to be dropped off directly outside the main terminal.

Stansted Airport has one passenger terminal. 

Present & future Airport Developments: 
    The passenger terminal
is presently under redevelopment.  Upon completion by 2015, it is to have a capacity of handling up to 5,500 passenger/hr through a new high-tech zone.   The current phase involves Satellite One's upgrade of departure gate area & construction of a new passenger lounge with comfortable seating, refurbished restrooms, free charging points & improved WiFi access, with allocated space for more lounge facilities - starting with the new Escape Lounge in the new main departures area.
Under long-term contract, Vanderlande will design, build & implement a new baggage handling control system - to be operational by late 2015.
   Transportation: Priority has recently been given to transport improvements on the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor infrastructure.

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