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Standsted Airport


The third airport in London in terms of both size and magnitude of operations is the Stansted Airport London. It's a quaint little airport, little by UK standards but certainly not by Afro-Asian standard.

  1. Express By Holiday Inn Stansted
    Thremhall Avenue
    Stansted, CM24 1PY GB
    Approximate distance:0.8mi/1.3km
  2. Hilton London Stansted Airport Hotel
    Round Coppice Road
    Stansted, CM24 1SF GB
    Approximate distance:1.9mi/3.1km
  3. Days Inn Bishops Stortford M11
    Welcome Break Service Area
    Bishops Stortford, CM23 5QZ GB
    Approximate distance:3.1mi/5.0km
  4. Swan Hotel Thaxted
    The Bull Ring
    Dunmow, CM6 2PL GB
    Approximate distance:5.6mi/9.0km
  5. Manor Of Groves Hotel
    High Wych Sawbridgeworth
    Bishops Stortford, CM21 0JU GB
    Approximate distance:7.9mi/12.7km

Stansted Airport London- A Hub for the Low Cost Airlines


With 33 renowned airlines operating to more than 150+ destinations world wide, it is UK's fourth busiest airport. In fact, Stansted is the much sought after hub for low cost, no frills airlines. The Standsted airport has been in operation from the year 1991. Stansted airport reportedly has approximately 1,76,803 air traffic movements per annum.


Stansted Airport- History


Stansted airport has a bit of history attached to it. In its earliest avatar, the present airport premises used to be a Roman burial site and in the year 1942, a runway was constructed by USAAF which was later used by Fighter air crafts for bombarding France in the year 1944.

Comforts and Facilities at Stansted Airport

It was only in the year 1966, that the British Airport Authority took possession of the land built the new terminal building in the year 1970. Ever since 1970, the Stansted Airport has been evolving and growing bigger and bigger in size to accommodate more airline traffic. Finally, in the year 1991, the Queen of England opened the 400 million airport terminal for routine flight operations.
All standard airport amenities are available at Standsted, though not of the dimension of Heathrow, yet they are quality oriented by any international yardstick.
An intrinsic feature of Stansted airport are the series of luxurious Suites that serve as meeting rooms which can be hired on a daily basis or for longer duration. The renowned hospitality chain Hilton and Radisson too have their properties located close to Stansted airport.

A range of transport options are available for Stansted Airport in London. For instance, there is an hourly train service between London Stansted Airport and Liverpool station with numerous halts at key railway stations en-route. The Stansted Express Rail is a great option, which connects the airport with Liverpool station and Totenham Hale.