About Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport, once a Roman burial site and German prisoner of war camp, is now a major international airport situated 30 miles from London in the county of Essex. It has one terminal and one runway although at one time there were ambitious plans for a second runway and terminal, withdrawn in 2010 following new government aviation policy.
With over 24 million passengers flying to over 150 destinations in 30 countries, it is the UK’s fourth busiest airport. Many of these passengers were flying with Ryanair, which has its main base at Stansted and flies to over 100 destinations.