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 shifted its Express Set Down area to the main forecourt, allowing passengers to be dropped off directly outside the main terminal.

Consruction on a new Hampton by Hilton hotel with 357 beds and direct access to the main terminal is tentatively  to be completed by summer 2017.

Stansted Airport has one passenger terminal. 

Present & future Airport Developments: The redevelopment project started in 2014 is  to be completed by year-end 2015, when 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, and allocated space for more lounge facilities - starting with the new Escape Lounge in the new main departures area.  It also includes a new baggage handling control system.
   Transportation: Priority has recently been given to transport improvements on the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor infrastructure.

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