during the late nineties and up to the start of the recession Stansted was the fastest growing airport in the UK passing Manchester airport to make it the third busiest behind Heathrow and Gatwick. The second runway deemed necessary to continue this expansion has recently been turned down, however, dramatic falls in passengers levels have been seen since 2007 showing this airport to be very much dependent on holidaymaker traffic.
Stansted airport facilities
are available in Check in zone A via spectrum interactive fixed terminals and after security at
- By Pret a Manger in the main departure lounge
- Inside Est bar near Gates 1-19
- Near WH Smith at Gates 20-39
- By WH Smith at Gates 40-59
- UK departure lounge (Gates 84-88)
Payment in either euros or sterling can be completed online using a credit card or using coins.
Wireless Internet Access
Hotspots are available throughout the airport for lap tops and hand held computers right up to boarding. Most lap tops have a local area network card inserted as standard and your connection will be through your normal internet explorer
is located in the arrivals area and is open daily from 05:30 to 01:30 hours. Assistance can be given with baggage information,flight information ,paging and transport from and to the airport.
The low cost flyers have essentially driven the astounding growth in passenger levels and the family holidaymaker make up a substantial proportion of this. All the restaurants and beverage retailers are children friendly with high chairs and children menus
Boots supply all manner of baby essentials. There are two baby changing facilities before security and one in arrivals. After security facilities can be found at EstPresso and World of Whiskies.
Retail Collection Service
There is no need to worry about your shopping purchases. Simply tell the retailer that you wish to collect your purchases on your return and pick them up from the shopping collection point by showing your receipts. The collection point is open 06:00 to midnight
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