London Stansted Airport is the fourth busiest airport in UK, the fastest growing major airport in Europe and the main home of the leading low-cost scheduled airlines.
Stansted Airport has one terminal which sees 22.8 millions passengers fly each year with 41 airlines.
Stansted Airport was opened in 1943 when it was used by the USAF during World War II. In 1966 become a civil airport. The first terminal building was opened in 1969. Further development at Stansted Airport began in 1984. In the last 10 years there has been a huge increase in passengers from 12 millions in 2000 to 21.9 millions in 2005.
Facilities at London Stansted Airport include: shopping, pre-book able car parking, airport lounge with free snacks and drinks, disable and children facilities, food and drink.
Stansted Airport is situated 30 miles northeast of Central London just off the M11 at junction 8.
The railway station is situated below the terminal building where the train departs to London Liverpool Street. Taxi depart from taxi rank. Bus services operate from outside the terminal building into London.