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London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport (STN)

Home to 14 airlines that fly to more than 150 destinations and serving up to 17.8 million passengers per year, London Stansted Airport is rightfully London's third-busiest airport. The airport that serves the highest number of direct destinations across Europe, and having recently accommodated state-of-the-art aircrafts such as the Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380, London Stansted looks forward to even more impressive growth in the future.

With its first runway built in 1942 by USAAF, London Stansted Airport has marked several milestones throughout the years. Construction work on the actual airport commenced on April 1986, and in 1991, the Queen herself launched the new terminal, which allowed London Stansted Airport to accommodate up to 8 million passengers per year. Several renovations, additions and updates throughout the years have made London Stansted Airport into the world-class airport complex that it is today.

This impressive airport complex is also a shopping and dining hub, perfect for those who prefer to travel in convenience and style. London Stansted Airport is home to first-class shops and boutiques, which include Kurt Geiger, Mulberry, Pandora, Claire's Accessories, and many others. For dining selections, there is a food stop perfect for everyone. Whether you're craving for the posh atmosphere of a cocktails bar or looking for the laidback appeal of a coffee shop or a burger stop, there's an ideal place for you. Choose from any of the offerings of Bridge Bar and Eating House, Costa or Est Bar, and several other eateries.

Transport options to and from London Stansted Airport abound, from buses and coaches to airport taxis and trains. For car rentals, Stansted offers more than a few options, as several car hire operators, including Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Alamo, are available in the area. Airport parking quotes are conveniently available at their website.

These security tips are helpful for everyone, especially those who will be traveling for the first time:
* Arrive early at the airport to avoid missing your flight
* Know which items are allowed and not allowed inside your hand luggage
* Restrictions on the allowable size and number of cabin bags may depend on the airline.
* It helps to follow all security procedures to be able to go through security faster.

London Stansted Airport is home to several airlines that fly to different parts of the globe. Airline selections include Ryanair, easyJet, Atlasjet, Pegasus Airlines, Snowjet, Stansted Charter, Germanwings, among others. London Stansted Airport flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Bookings on flights and hotels may be done through the London Stansted Airport website.

Many hotels are situated very near London Stansted Airport, which makes it easier for travellers during connecting flights or for those planning to explore nearby cities such as Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow, and Sawbridgeworth. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport and Great Hallingbury Manor are not only conveniently located; these hotels offer airport shuttle services as well. Budget-friendly prices and comfortable accommodations are available from Stansted Airport Lodge, Days Hotel London Stansted and Grange Guest House.

A few travel tips for anyone traveling to and from London Stansted Airport:
* Check entry requirements of your country of destination prior to travelling
* Make sure that you have a valid passport for international travels
* With pet-travelling cases, regulations tend to vary according to country and airline.

Airport contact information is as follows:

London Stansted Airport,
Enterprise House,
Bassingbourne Road,
Essex CM24 1QW,
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: (0)870 000 0303
Fax: (0)1279 662 066
Time Zone: GMT (GMT + 1 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 48km (30 miles) northeast of London
IATA airport code: STN