STN Airport - London Stansted Airport ( Essex, UK , United Kingdom )


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 24.3M passengers in 2016, 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:  Starting April 2018, Primera Air will offer daily flights to Newark Airport EWR; and from May 2018, four weekly flights to  with daily flights, and Boston Logan Airport BOS - using Airbus A321NEO. Tickets are already available on-line. (

Airport Hotels:  Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn, The Hilton, DeSalis, Ramada, Days Inn, Premier Inn and Travelodge Standsted.  The New Hampton by Hilton hotel with 357 beds and direct access to the main terminal is should soon be completed.

Stansted Airport has one passenger terminal.  For Terminal details at this site open ‘Terminal Map’ and scroll down to the text;  for ground transportation open: ‘Ground Transportation /Buses & Trains.

Note that free WiFi service was extended to up to four hours - available in all main passenger areas (check-in, departure lounge, arrivals hall and at gates). Charging points are avalable at most bars & resstaurants and at the 'red box' seating areas in the departure lounge.

Present and future Airport developments:  In December 2016, London Stansted Airport unveiled plans for a new £130 million arrivals building  - the latest phase in MAG’s huge transformation project for future growth at the airport, which is to result in capacity increase from current 24M to 35M passengers a year. The 34,000 sq.meter building with 3 levels is to be built right next to the current terminal and the Radisson Blu Hotel, and is to include larger immigration & baggage reclaim areas, new retail facilities and a public forecourt.  This will enable the current terminal to be reconfigured - intended for departing passengers only - thereby creating more space at check-in, security and inside the international departures lounge.
While the new Arrivals Building will take up to three years to complete, the current terminal’s improvements are scheduled for completion by 2022.

 NOTE:  Up to July 2017, the Airport was limited to a planning cap of 35M passengers annually, while its single runway is able to handle 44M.  Now, according to the July 2017 proposal by the Government to make 'best use of existing capacity'' and lifting current planning caps, Stansted Airport will be able to serve up to 44M passenges annually by 2030 on its single runway.  Developing and shaping plans accordingly will start in the coming months.  (This may alter the December 2016 plans outlined above.)

Bassingbourne Road
Essex, UK, CM24 1QW
Phone: +44 844 335 1803