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STN Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: STN / EGSS
Airport Name: London Stansted Airport
Location: Essex (near London), England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°53'5"N by 0°14'6"E
Area Served: London, United Kingdom
Operator/Owner: Manchester Airports Group
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 348 feet (106 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about London Stansted Airport (STN):

  • The closest airport to London Stansted Airport (STN) is MDPGA Wethersfield (WXF), which is located only 13 miles (21 kilometers) ENE of STN.
  • Long-haul scheduled services commenced in the early 1990s when American Airlines operated a transatlantic service between Stansted and Chicago, however the route was unprofitable and was withdrawn in 1993.Continental Airlines also operated services in the late 1990s from Newark, but this service was stopped shortly after the 11 September 2001 attacks.
  • Satellite Three has no air gates which suits the preference of Stansted's biggest airline Ryanair of boarding and disembarking with steps.
  • In 2008 57 people were arrested after Plane Stupid, the environmental activist group, broke through the barriers and created a 'stockade' on a taxiway which resulted in 52 flights being cancelled.
  • After the withdrawal of the Americans on 12 August 1945, Stansted was taken over by the Air Ministry and used by No.
  • The airport is owned and operated by the Manchester Airports Group, which also owns and operates three other UK airports.
  • The furthest airport from London Stansted Airport (STN) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,858 miles (19,084 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation finally took control of Stansted in 1949 and the airport was then used as a base by several UK charter airlines.
  • London Stansted Airport (STN) currently has only 1 runway.
  • London Stansted Airport handled 17,852,393 passengers last year.
  • Because of London Stansted Airport's relatively low elevation of 348 feet, planes can take off or land at London Stansted Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.

Map of Nearest Airports from London Stansted Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from London Stansted Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
113.08 miles (21.05 km) ENEMDPGA Wethersfield (WXF)Braintree, England, United KingdomView MDPGA Wethersfield on a map Set WXF as destination Airport Get more information about MDPGA Wethersfield
214.88 miles (23.95 km) NNWDuxford Aerodrome (QFO)Duxford, England, United KingdomView Duxford Aerodrome on a map Set QFO as destination Airport Get more information about Duxford Aerodrome
322.26 miles (35.82 km) NCambridge International Airport (CBG)Cambridge, England, United KingdomView Cambridge International Airport on a map Set CBG as destination Airport Get more information about Cambridge International Airport
422.32 miles (35.92 km) WSWHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
525.74 miles (41.43 km) WLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
627.34 miles (44.00 km) SSWLondon City Airport (LCY)London, England, United KingdomView London City Airport on a map Set LCY as destination Airport Get more information about London City Airport
729.28 miles (47.13 km) SELondon Southend Airport (SEN)Southend, Essex (near London) United KingdomView London Southend Airport on a map Set SEN as destination Airport Get more information about London Southend Airport
834.77 miles (55.95 km) NNERAF Mildenhall (MHZ)Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, United KingdomView RAF Mildenhall on a map Set MHZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Mildenhall
936.17 miles (58.21 km) SWRAF Northolt (NHT)Ruislip, England, United KingdomView RAF Northolt on a map Set NHT as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Northolt
1038.33 miles (61.69 km) NNWRAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH)Alconbury, England, United KingdomView RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 on a map Set AYH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102
1138.58 miles (62.09 km) SSERochester Airport (RCS)Rochester, Kent, England, United KingdomView Rochester Airport on a map Set RCS as destination Airport Get more information about Rochester Airport
1238.65 miles (62.19 km) NNERAF Lakenheath (LKZ)Lakenheath, England, United KingdomView RAF Lakenheath on a map Set LKZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lakenheath
1338.99 miles (62.75 km) NERAF Honington USAAF Station 375 (BEQ)Bury St. Edmunds, England, United KingdomView RAF Honington USAAF Station 375 on a map Set BEQ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Honington USAAF Station 375
1439.26 miles (63.19 km) SSWLondon Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)Biggin Hill / London, England, United KingdomView London Biggin Hill Airport on a map Set BQH as destination Airport Get more information about London Biggin Hill Airport
1541.02 miles (66.02 km) SWLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)London, England, United KingdomView London Heathrow Airport on a map Set LHR as destination Airport Get more information about London Heathrow Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from London Stansted Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from London Stansted Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,858.33 miles (19,084.09 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,823.66 miles (19,028.29 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
311,801.86 miles (18,993.20 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,792.76 miles (18,978.56 km) ESERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
511,779.84 miles (18,957.77 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
611,769.01 miles (18,940.34 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
711,761.78 miles (18,928.71 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,760.31 miles (18,926.33 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
911,755.86 miles (18,919.17 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1011,731.13 miles (18,879.38 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,729.48 miles (18,876.72 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1211,714.91 miles (18,853.28 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1311,713.41 miles (18,850.86 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1411,707.36 miles (18,841.13 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1511,686.90 miles (18,808.20 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome