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Aviation Development

Find out more about aviation development at London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is London's third-largest airport, serving over 28m passengers each year. It is the only major London airport with significant runway capacity, and the ability to provide operators with consistent slots for long-term growth in the London aviation market.

Our unique and affluent catchment, encompassing North and East London, and the East of England, including Cambridge, one of the fastest-growing and most successful economic regions in the UK, provides access to lucrative unserved long-haul markets and frequent business class passengers from the UK's largest financial services, technology and life sciences hubs. To support sales volumes and consistently deliver higher fare yields for our airline partners.  This, combined with a competitive cost base that boasts some of the lowest airport charges in London, makes London Stansted the most fertile environment for sustained operator profitability and a true Gateway to Growth.