Stansted Cargo

London-Stansted (STN / EGSS) airport is the only London airport with the world class infrastructure and capacity already in place to support growth of UK aviation. Already handling around 240,000 tonnes of air freight and mail annually London Stansted is a key national asset with spare capacity for the facilitation of UK trade with the rest of the World.

Through its extensive portfolio of cargo operators STN directly connects UK commerce with Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America and major cities throughout Europe. STN is the UK cargo hub for IAG Cargo (British Airways / Iberia) and FedEx, and provides a vital gateway to serve the ‘late London market’ for express carriers UPS & TNT as well as the Royal Mail. Every day STN handles more than 30 pure cargo aircraft ranging from Beechcraft to B747-8F and AN124 aircraft types.

STN’s cargo carriers are able to benefit from its prestigious UK location including:

  • At the heart of UK horse breeding region with a fully approved equine Border Inspection Post (BIP) 
  • An important ad hoc cargo charter airport 
  • Ideally situated to support bellyhold capacity at London-Heathrow 
  • Hi-tech and Pharma companies clusters nearby

Stansted’s operational characteristics:

  • 3,048m runway 
  • Two dedicated cargo aprons with additional overflow options 
  • Just over one hour by road to London-Heathrow 
  • EU approved BIP for equine and animal products for/not for human consumption (ambient temperature only) 
  • Capability to handle several widebody freighter aircraft simultaneously 
  • Ability to handle outsize freight 
  • Airport layout built with efficiency in mind with full parallel taxiway plus RETs for efficient taxiing 
  • Less than one hour from the City of London 
  • Ideally situated to serve the important perishable markets in the South East and East of England


Conan Busby

Head of Cargo


Bill Blanchard

Key Account Manager


Alan Borde

Commercial Executive


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