The Stansted Airport is a busy London airport that provides low-cost flights to European and Mediterranean destinations. A little over 40 miles from Central London, Stansted Airport serves over 160 destinations across Europe, Africa and Asia and offers low-cost airline flights to over 130 destinations.

Each year, the Stansted Airport serves over 27 million passengers and is one of the few airports to offer a European route network. Some of the major airlines that provide flights to numerous international destinations include Jet2, Ryanair and TUI Airways. Several airlines offer seasonal flights, including Pegasus Airlines, British Airways and AnadoluJet.

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Highlights of Stansted Airport

The Stansted Airport offers a main passenger terminal with 3 passenger satellite departure gates. The building was designed with a floating roof and inverted pyramid roof trusses to create the look of a swan in flight.

The airport played an important role in England’s history. It opened in 1943 and served as a maintenance depot and bomber airfield for the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces known as the RAF Stansted Mountfitchet. It was also allocated as a heavy-bomber airfield, a supply depot and a location for housing prisoners of war before opening for commercial operations in 1966.

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Good to know when visiting Stansted Airport

The Stansted Airport provides one of the fastest ways into central London and has many public transportation connections, including motorcoach services, minicabs and rail and underground services. At Stansted Airport arrivals, you can find shops, restaurants, car rental services and currency exchange services.

Many of London’s top attractions are found near the London Stansted Airport. You could visit the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, the Tower of London, Covent Garden, the Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll find numerous hotels and restaurants near the airport as well for accommodations and dining or nightlife.

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Stansted Airport in London

Location: Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, UK

Open: 24/7

Phone: +44 (0)8443 351803