Stansted airport has increased the number of short-stay car parking spaces from 4,000 to just over 7,000.

A 2,700 space, six-storey car park has opened at the Essex base and is the first multi-storey to open at the airport.

Paul Willis, business change director for the London Stansted Transformation Project said: “We’re investing millions to improve facilities at London Stansted and the opening of our new multi-storey car park is another stepping stone on the road to transforming the experience for the millions of passengers travelling through the airport.”

More than 50% of passengers use coach, bus or train to get to and from the airport.

Willis added: “We want to ensure those who need to arrive by car or park at the airport have convenient options to suit all budgets.”

The London Stansted Airport Transformation Project is a programme enabling the airport to make best use of its existing runway capacity and create greater choice and better service for passengers.