London Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport (IATA: STN, ICAO: EGSS) is a large passenger airport in the Uttlesford District of the English county of Essex about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of London. It is about 2 miles (3 km) outside Bishop's Stortford and 6 miles (10 km) outside Harlow.
Stansted is a hub for a number of major European low-cost carriers. It is the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom and is the third largest airport serving the London area after Heathrow and Gatwick; and is one of London's five international airports along with Luton and London City Airports. Stansted is owned and operated by BAA, which also owns and operates six other UK airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick, and is itself owned by an international consortium led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group.
The airport had to abandon plans for a second runway after the campaign Stop Stansted Expansion succeeded.
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