Opened in1991

Runways 1

Terminals 1

Airlines 46

Destinations 182

Passengers per year  23.8 million

Flights per year 191,500

Cargo per year 206,600 tonnes

Total surface area 957 hectares

Shopping space 12,000 square metres


Although the number of passengers only slightly increased, by 0.3% to 23.8 million, revenues increased by 27.3% to 351.9 million euro with an EBITDA of 166.4 million euro.

  • This is third largest airport in the United Kingdom, with almost 24 million passengers per year. In August, it received 2.5 million passengers and in one single day, the busiest, it received 900,000 passengers.

  • In May, it applied for an increase in the passenger limit from 25 to 35 million by 2015. The consultation process ended in October and in January 2008 the regulatory body sent the report to the government, whose decision is expected in March.

  • Following the public consultation processes, in January Stansted applied for a second runway within the extended boundaries of the airport. This option will allow the airport to expand to 38 million passengers by 2030.

  • In April a 40 million pound project was begun in order to extend the Terminal by 5,900 square metres, especially the international arrivals area, the immigration hall and improvements in the meeting points. The project will be completed in December 2008.

  • Passenger satisfaction increased slightly from 4.00 to 4.01 (5=excellent; 1=poor).