For some recent news stories about Stansted, see
Stansted Airport Watch (SAW) – the local community group
The group used to be called Stop Stansted Expansion, until 2021
The website contains a huge amount of information about the airport, and the campaign against increase in noise another nuisance, as well as opposition to building of another runway
Stansted Airport sold for £1.5bn to Manchester Airports Group on 28th Feb 2013 Details
Stansted is now the UK’s 4th busiest, after Manchester (it used to be 3rd). It is the UK base of Ryanair. It has been losing passengers for the past 4 years.
Plan for Stansted second runway – ABANDONED BY BAA in May 2010
Plans for the second runway are opposed by the new Conservative – Lib Dem coalition. On 24th May 2010 BAA announced that it is dropping its plans for a 2nd runway. Details …..
The application was submitted by BAA, in March, to build a second runway at Stansted,
doubling the size of the airport. If approved, the plans would see the new runway and the new terminal built by 2015, and serving 68 million passengers a year by 2030. The Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) described the application as “going beyond environmental vandalism and being tantamount to a declaration of war on the local community and global environment”. (11.3.2008) More …..
Stansted Airport 2nd runway application
– deadline for comment was 26th September 2008
2nd runway plans would have meant:
landing or taking off on each runway.
four new hotels (2,800 rooms), airport related buildings and additional car parks
(including multi-storey parking) to bring airport parking provision to around
85,000 spaces – twice the number of car parking spaces at Heathrow. More guidance on how to respond
Stansted airport expansion to go ahead – up to 35 million passengers per year
(9th October 2008)
“PREDICTABLE, CYNICAL AND UNJUSTIFIED” – says SSE in response to Government’s
approval for an extra 10 million passengers a year at Stansted
Stansted, Britain’s biggest budget airline hub, received the go-ahead to handle
10 million more passengers – which means around 120 more daily flights, on its
existing runway. Stop Stansted Expansion described the decision by the Government
to approve an increase in Stansted’s permitted passenger throughput from 25 million
passengers per annum to 35mppa as entirely predictable, cynical and unjustified.
However, the campaign group is warning BAA and Ferrovial not to assume the matter
is settled since initial readings of the Inspector’s report and Government decision
letter indicate that there may well be scope for legal challenge. BAA was warned by Ryanair and easyJet that it faces fewer flights if it hikes fees to pay for the expansion. The Conservatives backed the expansion but would oppose a 2nd runway. 9.10.2008 More …..
Some general information about Stansted airport.
Airport Owner: [Was BAA (Ferrovial) until February 2013]
Then Manchester Airports Group (MAG) bought for £1.5 billion
The Department for Transport proposes to allow a 40% increase in the number of night flights at Stansted by 2011/12. However, if the Government were to adopt instead the current World Health Organisation Guidelines for aircraft night noise, night flights would be very severely curtailed.
Information on night flights on the Stop Stansted Expansion website at http://www.stopstanstedexpansion.com/night_flights.html
Stansted Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions.
Air Transport Movements
Proportion of domestic passengers, out of total passengers
CAA statistics, annual figures – comparing Tables 9 and 10.2
Business Aviation: Number of business flights (= private jets)
CAA statistics, annual figures – Table 3.1