Located in the county of Essex in the UK, Stansted is a busy passenger airport and is used by a number of low cost European carriers. The airport is situated around thirty miles north east of London. It is the third largest airport in London, with the larger ones being Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport, it is also the third busiest airport in the whole of the UK. There are good transport links to and from the airport, and it has become an extremely popular arrival and departure point since the popularity of low cost airlines took off.
Whilst Stansted has already rapidly expanded over recent years, it has plans to expand even further, and in March 2008 put forward proposals to construct a second runway and terminal. It is estimated that if this is given the go ahead the work could be completed by around 2015. This will enable Stansted to cope with a far larger number of passengers, and could lead to it overtaking Heathrow in terms of passenger numbers.
For those travelling to and from Stansted there are plenty of amenities and facilities in the local area. You will find a range of hotels within easy reach of the airport, so you can enjoy a good night's rest before you depart or the chance to relax after landing from a long flight. There are also many different eateries within easy reach so you will be able to get a bite to eat either before you head off or when you arrive.
You will find plenty of options when it comes to ground transportation at , and some of the options open to you include trains, coaches, and taxis. Road links are also very good so you may prefer to drive to and from the airport and use the nearby car parking facilities provided.