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London Stansted – UK’s fourth largest airport

By Jocasta Marvin Subscribe to RSS | May 30th 2012 | Views:

UK being one of the hot favorite destinations for tourists and travelers around the Europe has a wide number of airports that offer services matching international standards. The biggest airports of United Kingdom in terms of total passenger traffic include London Heathrow at the top with 69,433,230 passengers in a year, London Gatwick with 33,674,264 passengers per year, Manchester with 18,892,756 passengers per year and The London Stansted airport in the last with 18,052,843 passengers as per statistics of 2011. It is owned and operated by BAA which is a privately owned organization.

Aside from the London Stansted airport, BAA also owns many other major airports of United Kingdom. London Stansted airport is known as the 46th busiest airport of the world. Knowing the history of Stansted airport, 70 years back it was a bomber base for United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. After the end of Second World War, the airport went through many phases until it was finally renovated and reconstructed into a commercial airport in 1991. All kinds of airport shuttle transfer services were also launched for the ease and convenience of passengers traveling through London Stansted.

The London Stansted Airport has a huge and iconic terminal building which has made it win many prestigious awards. It is made of oblong shaped glass and is divided into three concourses: The Check-In Concourse, Arrivals Lounge and Departures Lounge. Due to the increasing number of passenger traffic at the London Stansted airport every year, the management has decided to extend and include a 4th building in the main terminal which is still under construction. The airport will be able to accommodate more than 35 million passengers in a year. At the arrivals lounge, airport car hire desks of UK’s renowned car hire firms are located.

Stansted airport houses more than 41 airlines that travel to 160 destinations across the globe. The airport has a single runway which is 46 kilometers wide and 3048 meters long. Stansted is located at distance of 46 kilometers from the metropolitan city of London. It operates 24/7/365 non-stop. An approximate of 182,000 airplanes arrives and departs at the London Stansted airport every year to and from more than 34 nations across the world. Stansted airport is equipped with state of the art amenities and facilities that include free Wi-Fi internet facility, prayer room, chapel, café, bars, restaurants, luggage services, taxi services, money exchange bureaus and an information desk which operates daily from 5:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

If you are looking to book a taxi at the London Stansted airport, CrossCab is the best choice for you. They are one of the leading online taxi booking companies of United Kingdom. They have been providing comprehensive transportation services to their customers across UK since 2007. CrossCab offers special airport cab services from Stansted airport to all cities, towns and villages of UK. They are known for the standard of their service. Their vehicles include latest models of cabs which are regularly maintained and MOT (Ministry of Transport) tested for passenger safety and comfort.

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At the arrivals lounge, airport car hire desks of UK’s renowned car hire firms are located. If you are looking to book a taxi at the London Stansted airport, CrossCab is the best choice for you.

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