Located about 35 miles (55km) from central London, London Stansted Airport (STN) is a popular choice for travelers looking to find cheap flights to England’s capital city. Stansted Airport is home-base for low-cost carrier Ryanair, which serves more than 100 international destinations from the airport.
The most popular flights out of Stansted Airport are to European vacation destinations such as Dublin, Alicante, Malaga, Rome, Faro and Palma de Mallorca. However, you can also access some interesting, more out-of-the-way places from Stansted – so get creative next time you’re planning a break.
A highly functional, efficient airport – enjoyed as much by business passengers as those traveling with families in tow – Stansted Airport is a lovely gateway to the United Kingdom’s most important city. Last year, the airport handled nearly 19 million passengers. Expect that figure to rise, as hordes of tourists descend on London for the 2012 Olympic Games.