London Stansted Airport (IATA: STN, ICAO: EGSS) is a passenger airport located at Stansted Mountfitchet in the District of Uttlesford in Essex, 48 km (30 mi) north-east of central London. It is 2.5 NM (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) north northeastof Bishop's Stortford and about 6 mi (9.7 km) outside Harlow.
Stansted is a hub for a number of major European low-cost carriers. It is the third-busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third-largest airport serving the London area after Heathrow and Gatwick; it is one of London's five international airports, along with Luton and London City. Stansted is owned and operated by BAA, in its portfolio of five other UK airports,including Heathrow, and is itself owned by an international consortium led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group.