A brief showcase of the 4 main London International Airports

London has officially 6 International Airports, most of which are situated outside of London itself with 4 of them being most likely the airports you will fly into and from the London area, i will be showcasing them 4 in this thread. Enjoy!

Each Airport will be listed from largest to smallest, feel free to read any discription of the airport you are interested in!

London Heathrow Airport (EGLL)


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At 12.14 km London Heathrow is the largest airport not only in London but in the United Kingdom too, this airport is also the 7th busiest airport in the world as aproximatley 80 million passengers fly through the airport every year.

Number or runways
2

Airport size
12.14 km

Number of passengers
80 million

Airlines that use airport as hub or focus city
British Airways
Primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic

Number of terminals
5

More information for those that are interested


London Gatwick Airport (EGKK)


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Aproximatley 46 million passengers travel through London Gatwick every year, making it the 2nd busiest airport in the UK and the busiest single runway airport on the planet.

Number of runways
1 (The other runway is an emergency runway which is only in use when the main runway is closed).

Airport size
8km

Number of passengers
46 million

Airlines that use airport as hub or focus city
British Airways
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Focus city for easyJet, TUI, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet.

Number of terminals
2

More information for those that are interested


London Stansted Airport (EGSS)


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London Stansted Airport is the 3rd largest airport in London, it is also known to have a strong presence of Ryanair aircraft.

Number of runways
1

Airport size
Not exactly certian, possibly around 5-6km

Number of passengers
27 million

Airlines that use Airport as hub or focus city
easyJet
Jet2
Ryanair
TUI
Titian Airways.

Number of terminals
1

More information for those that are interested


London Luton Airport (EGGW)
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Finishing off the list is London Luton, the 4th largest London Airport. This airport is known to be home to easyJet, one of Europe’s largest budgest carriers.

Number of runways
1

Airport size
Not exactly certain, possibly around 4-5km

Number of passengers
16 million

Airlines that use Airport as hub or focus city
easyJet
Ryanair
TUI
Wizz Air

Number of terminals
1

More information for those that are interested


Thanks for reading this thread, hope you’ve enjoyed!

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Now this is a great informational thread, I’ll certainly check this out if I’m flying to one of these airports. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you and no problem! I might in fact add the 2 extra airports soon if all goes well with this thread.

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I’d like to see that, if all goes well, of course.

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The irony that only one of these is actually in London, haha.

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Yeah true lol, they do all offer direct transportation to London however.

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