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London Stansted Airport is London's third airport, serving over 27m passengers each year. It is the only major London airport with significant runway capacity and offers a European route network which is unrivalled in the UK, providing London with more visitors from Europe than any other airport.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Night quota restrictions apply during period 23:30 - 06:00
Passengers per year: 27 million (Sept 2018)
Third-busiest airport in London; fourth-busiest in the UK
50:50 ratio between UK and non-UK passengers
Airlines and tour operators: 22+
Air Transport Movements: 198,124 (Aug 2018)
Countries served: 40+
Most European destinations of any UK airport – 2nd most in Europe behind Munich
Top international destinations (in order)
1991 on site of the former airport – an airfield built by USAF during World War II. London Stansted became a commercial airport in 1966
Manchester Airports Group
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