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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: 24 million (Sept 2016)
  • Third-busiest airport in London; fourth-busiest in the UK
  • 50:50 ratio between UK and non-UK passengers

Airlines and aircraft movements

  • Airlines and tour operators: 15+
  • Air Transport Movements: 165,030 (Sept 2016)
  • Destinations: over 170+
  • Countries served: 35+
  • Most European destinations of any UK airport – 2nd most in Europe behind Munich

Facilities

• Number of runways: 1
• Runway length: 3,048m long by 46m wide
• Total retail space: 10,608 sqm
• Check-in capacity: 89 check-in desks
• Car parking spaces: 30,000
• 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)

Investment

• MAG has spent £150 million improving the terminal facilities since          acquisition in 2013
• Economic contribution: £400 million a year
• Employs: 11,600 on-site employees across over 200 companies
• Cargo: Over 250,000 tonnes of air cargo (12 months to end September 2016)

Environment

• 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

Destinations

Top international destinations (in order)

  •  Dublin
  •  Milan
  •  Rome
  •  Barcelona
  •  Madrid

Top UK destinations (in order)

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Belfast

Most popular country

Spain

Opened

1991 on site of former airport – airfield built by USSAF during World War II. London Stansted became a commercial airport in 1966

Owned and operated by

Manchester Airports Group

Managing Director

Andrew Cowan

Location

 Click here to visit our section on getting to and from the airport.