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Aviation Development

Find out more about aviation development at London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is London's third airport (4th in the UK), serving over 28m passengers each year. It is the only major London airport with significant runway capacity and offers a European route network of 200 destinations across 40 countries which is unrivalled in the UK, providing London with more visitors from Europe than any other airport. 

We believe London Stansted presents the biggest opportunity and the strongest business case for any operator looking to enter the London aviation market. Our unique 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 the region makes London Stansted the most fertile environment for sustained operator profitability. We understand new routes are an investment in the future. Over the next decade, we are the only major London airport that can supply operators with the runway capacity and consistent slots needed for long-term growth. All this, alongside MAG's multi-million-pound investment in new terminal capacity, delivering a full-service guest experience, makes us the smart choice and London Stansted your true Gateway to Growth.  

Our team at London Stansted has direct airline experience and understand the fundamentals of the operator business, the challenges, pressures and the opportunities that come from building new route networks. We see our role as expert aviation consultants that can work with you to build robust business models, rooted in hard facts. We invest in access to exceptionally detailed and extensive UK market data, supported by an in-house data analytics team. All our new airline operators are supported by our sales, marketing and PR teams, immediately connecting you to our network of corporates and industry organisations, agents and travel trade partners.  At London Stansted, helping to rapidly establish and growing new route networks and ensuring your financial success is a shared endeavour.

For further information please Download Gateway to Growth Report PDF

Or contact us at: aviationdevelopment@stanstedairport.com