Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport food court and seating areasStansted airport is one of the top five busiest airports in the United Kingdom. This airport provides business travellers with convenient access to London and the Home Counties, as well with a number of business facilities. In addition to being used by fifteen commercial airlines, Stansted airport is also used by private aviation companies that are sometimes used by business travellers.

According to recent statistics published by NATS Holdings (previously known as the National Air Traffic Services), during 2013 Stansted airport handled nearly 18 million passengers. This figure represents a 2.2 per cent increase over 2012. The total number of aircraft movements during 2013 were also on the rise and exceeded 132,000. All in all, Stansted serves more than 150 destinations in over 30 countries.

Stansted airport serves both domestic and international flights. The busiest domestic routes are those that link this London airport with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Derry, Guernsey, and Jersey. As for the busiest international destinations, during 2013 they included Dublin, Rome, Bergamo, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Amsterdam, Krakow, Madrid, Hahn, Cork, Goteborg, Stockholm, Porto, Budapest, and Istanbul.

In November 2013, Ryanair's CEO announced that the budget airline intends to target business travellers by offering new routes to and from Stansted. Some of the new destinations will include important European business hubs like Basel, Bordeaux, Dortmund, Prague, and Bucharest. In addition, this airline (for which Stansted airport is a hub) aims to increase the facilities offered to corporate travellers, such as mobile boarding passes, flexible tickets, fast-track lanes, and allocated seats.

Stansted's business facilities include a corporate lounge located by Gate 49, which is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, fax and telephones, newspapers, sofas, catering services, and individual dining areas. There is a second business lounge at the airport, located at Gate 16. Access to these lounges is available to travellers who hold a Priority Pass.

Business Amenities and Venues near Stansted Airport

Travellers who visit the British capital for business purposes needn't travel into central London should they require business facilities. The area surrounding Stansted airport is well equipped to suit the needs of corporate travellers, thanks to its extensive range of accommodation options and business facilities. In terms of business accommodation, the closest and best-rated hotels include the Radisson Blu, the Hilton London Stansted, the Holiday Inn Express, the Ramada London Stansted, the Desalis Hotel, and the Premier Inn Stansted. Meeting rooms and conferencing facilities are available at most of these hotels, which are conveniently located near the M11 motorway.

Travelling From Stansted Airport To Your Meeting

Stansted airport offers more than 25,700 car parking spaces that cater to short, mid, and long stays.

Executive car hire is also available at this airport, as there are eight dedicated companies offering their services to business travellers. These include Avis, Budget. Europcar, Sixt, Alamo, National, and Enterprise. Special airport rates and discounts are often available. In addition, Stansted airport has a special meet and greet car hire service offering minivan, prestige, and luxury vehicle rentals, which is managed by Season Car Hire.

Chauffeur services and airport transfers are offered by several providers, including Addison Lee, Blackberry Cars, 24*7 Airport Taxis, and Stansted Chauffeurs.

Train services link Stansted airport with Liverpool Street station (near the City) via the Stansted Express, which runs every 15 minutes and takes 47 minutes to complete the journey.

Fly In Fly Out Business Meetings Near Stansted

Business executives flying in and out of Stansted airport can also benefit from a range of short-term business facilities located in the vicinity of this airport. This allows corporate travellers to maximise their time in London and to focus on business rather than on transportation in and out of the airport.

For example, business travellers who go through Stansted airport can make use of the meeting rooms that are available at the third floor of the United Business Centre, a dedicated building located at Endeavour House near Stansted airport's main terminal building. The United Business Centre offers meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 50 people. This business centre is fully equipped with Internet, telephone, fax services, OHP projectors, flipcharts, and air-conditioned rooms. The United Business Centre also offers a broad range of secretarial, concierge, and reception services. Other amenities include serviced offices with a capacity of up to 100 people, flexible workspace solutions available on a daily basis, and managed virtual offices. These facilities are open during weekdays from 8am to 6pm, and courtesy cars are available at the terminal building.

Bookings can be made by phone by calling +44 (0)1279 66 2570 or +44 (0)800 169 9822. For detailed information on hourly rates, business travellers can contact the sales team by sending an e-mail to