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Good Article On Southend Airport  
User currently offlinefcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 770 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4487 times:

There is a good, accurate (for once) article on Southend Airport and its new Terminal which opened last week in the Guardian today, plus a photo of a Channel Airways Viking landing there in 1964!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/04/london-southend-airport

although 52 mins by train to London sounds a lot, it could be driven in less!

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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

Interesting article, thanks for sharing!  
Quoting fcogafa (Thread starter):
although 52 mins by train to London sounds a lot

It's not that long really, similar jounrey time from London Victoria to Gatwick.



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User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

Victoria to Gatwick is 30 minutes with Gartwick Express, and about 35 minutes with the fastest southern train services.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

The train duration from SEN to Liverpool St is largely akin to that from STN.

Will be interesting to see how SEN develops airline-wise. I must fly from there.



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Quoting santos (Reply 2):
Victoria to Gatwick is 30 minutes with Gartwick Express, and about 35 minutes with the fastest southern train services.

Well im talking normal service trains which stop at most stations along the way, it normally is around 45mins.



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User currently offlinedowntown273 From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

My question is... London already have LCY, LHR, LGW, LTN and STN - do they really need SEN now?

I fly to London more often that I'd like, and it's always just to connect LCC flights. I wish they merged all LTN/SEN/STN/LGW operations into one airport, so they'd offer better flight connection possibilities.


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Quoting downtown273 (Reply 5):
My question is... London already have LCY, LHR, LGW, LTN and STN - do they really need SEN now?

No LONDON doesnt need Southend but I would say Southend finds it useful. Its not a London Airport and will never become huge or overly busy due to restrictions and the vicinity of STN. It will chug along doing a decent job through the Olympics and probably after fade a little but still be there useful to its locals nonetheless.

Quoting downtown273 (Reply 5):
I fly to London more often that I'd like, and it's always just to connect LCC flights. I wish they merged all LTN/SEN/STN/LGW operations into one airport, so they'd offer better flight connection possibilities.

lol yeah you wish indeed.


User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Quoting downtown273 (Reply 5):
London already have LCY, LHR, LGW, LTN and STN - do they really need SEN now?

IMO yes, they do, because the 5 existing airports you cite only provide 6 runways. SEN adds a 7th runway for London. it will never be a transfer airport but can be useful to pick up some O&D on LCC's.
Would it be more efficient to join everything in 2 large airports rather than 6 smaller ones? Sure, but you can dream on.


User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Rather embarassing for SEN earlier today. Apparently U2 was going to operate a special flight from LTN to SEN to coincide with SEN's official opening this morning ... but the flight was cancelled owing to high winds at SEN so participants were ferried in a fleet of taxis.

User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 8):
Rather embarassing for SEN earlier today. Apparently U2 was going to operate a special flight from LTN to SEN to coincide with SEN's official opening this morning ... but the flight was cancelled owing to high winds at SEN so participants were ferried in a fleet of taxis.

lol fail eh.


User currently offlinecountvis From UK - England, joined Feb 2012, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Don't think that was a case, as an easyJet A319 positioned in for the opening.

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 9):

Can't under stand why you have such a grudge towards SEN?

In other news, a thrice daily SEN-DUB route has been announced today, operated by a based Aer Lingus Regional ATR42 offering U.S. connections.


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Quoting countvis (Reply 10):
In other news, a thrice daily SEN-DUB route has been announced today, operated by a based Aer Lingus Regional ATR42 offering U.S. connections.

That's great news, hopefully all goes well in the next year or so and hopefully SEN will get an A320 or even one of the new EI A319's.



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