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Old 21st Sep 2017, 09:48
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DC3 Dave
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes View Post
Stansted Express is bad enough but this seems like a slow crawl to me which emphasises Southend's distance from the heart of London
It takes 46 mins minimum from LHR T1-3 to Liverpool St, and I guarantee plane to train will be quicker at SEN. But it that's not going to persuade anyone to fly into a minor airport in Essex. If it took 10-15 minutes, that might be a different story. In order for Southend to be taken seriously as a destination it has to be served by several airlines from a healthy spread of major cities. Can't see that happening, so it needs to focus on what it's good at: providing flights to places that people want to go and gradually persuading the heavily populated catchment area that it's a really good option if the right flight at the right price is available.

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