11 Facts About London Stansted Airport


London Stansted serves over 160 destinations across Europe, Asia and Africa.

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London Stansted Airport is a base for a number of major European low-cost carriers, being the largest base for low-cost airline Ryanair, with over 100 destinations served by the airline.

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London Stansted Airport's runway is used by private companies such as the Harrods Aviation, Titan Airways, and XJet terminals, which are private ground handlers that are able to handle private flights, charter flights, and state visits.

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London Stansted Airport is located near the village of Stansted Mountfitchet.

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Airline easyJet announced the closure of their base at London Stansted Airport, which had more than two dozen routes and existed for more than a decade, in August 2020.

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London Stansted Airport has a variety of car parking including long-, mid-, and short-stay options along with valet and meet-and-greet parking services.

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Since 2004, London Stansted Airport offers a range of hotel accommodation including Holiday Inn Express, Novotel, Premier Inn, and Radisson Blu hotels and the recently opened Hampton by Hilton, the last two of which are both within two minutes of the terminal building via an undercover walkway.

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In May 2010, BAA withdrew its plans to build a second runway at London Stansted Airport and withdrew the plans to build a new runway at Heathrow.

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Advocacy group Stop Stansted Expansion was formed in 2002, as a working group of the North West Essex and East Herts Preservation Association, in response to the Government's consultation on expanding UK airports and, particularly, expansion plans for Stansted Airport subsequently defined in the Air Transport white paper in December 2003.

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Services to London are on the Stansted Express train to and from London Liverpool Street in Central London.

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Stansted Airport offers valet parking and a meet-and-greet service, which is similar to valet, but marketed more at the leisure-traveller market, both are run from the short-stay car park.

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