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Old 16th Jun 2011, 11:28
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thumbs up for SEN



Personally I think this is great news as I've always loved the place but then I'm biased as I learnt to fly there.

Way to go SEN - it'll bring more jobs to the area too which can only be good.

For the detractors remember there's still LOADS of lovely green areas left in Essex - head out to the countryside and enjoy
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 11:36
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You forgot London Manston...
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 11:48
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And let's not forget the S/E corner with "London-Ashford-Lydd" Airport

London Ashford Airport - Offering Airlines, Passengers, Visitors the right services and location.
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 11:49
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Originally Posted by marchino61
True, it's a bit of a stretch to call it London, but on the other hand, the train times into London are similar to Stansted - and if you are going to the Olympics at Stratford, Southend will be faster.
It is surely not part of any commercial development plan to base future traffic potential on a SINGLE two-week event, which is what the Olympics are

Likewise the train time to London. Southend supporters have made all sorts of equality comparisons with Stansted on this, but by the novel (to them) approach of actually looking at the train timetable, I get the following daytime figures. Stansted most are 46 minutes, Southend most are 53 minutes.

The first train out of London Liverpool Street is at 0528, arriving Southend airport station at 0632 (so that's 64 minutes). GIven check-in times of 40 minutes minimum, and allowing time from the station to the desk, you can't use that for any departure before at least 0735. Easy at most bases have dispatched their "first wave" of based departures by that time, so the train will not be a practical option for any of the early flights. The same applies in reverse for typical arrival times back of the last flights of the day.
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 12:00
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SEN Trains - have no fear, Stobart are going to convert some of their trucks into cattle class and run a high speed truck transfer services to move the masses...

This new base is just more dilution of the now saturated need for repeats of the same old destinations but from yet another different UK airport. This can only benefit the public (with lower fares), whilst hurting the operator (with diluted yield).

Crazy!
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 12:08
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easy at Southend

I would hazard a guess that the 70 weekly flights scheduled to operate from Southend next April will be approximately the 70 weekly flights taken away from Stansted because it looks to me as though they are not going to be any new destinations just a rotation or two taken from the Stansted schedule. Plus of course it looks like the daily Munich flight from Stansted is going to operate from Luton from this winter - hinted at in the press release regarding the new Salzburg service.
Interesting discussion regarding the connecting train services and times. Although Luton does not have a station on site (short bus ride) - you can get to the airport 24 hours per day by train - that is if you wish to do so!
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 13:23
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Stn-Muc i believe is twice daily so may not be a complete transfer to Ltn if in fact it is true.
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 13:39
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Staff transfers from STN to SEN

It will be interesting to hear if many of the flight deck and cabin staff will transfer to working at SEN airport instead of staying at STN.

I guess it just depends on the distance they live from both airports i suppose.
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 13:44
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Will Easy Jet rebrand themselves as Essex Jet ?

or use slogans like

Fly from SEN as we put the Easy into Essex Girls
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 15:00
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Does that imply Easyjet are closing all their other bases and operating solely from Essex?
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 15:33
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racedo, forget the ideas of a rebrand; they're unrealistic. However, a new slogan 'The Only Way is Essex' might go a long way.

Sorry, someone had to say it
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 16:04
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How about EaSySEX?
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Old 16th Jun 2011, 16:07
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Code 100

You Baaaaaaaaaaaaaad
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 07:52
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sleasySex

enough of this childish nonsense. a'hem.

I'm very impressed that easyJet has seen the viability in SEN, it shows initiative and vision. Something missing from some other LCC's at the moment and something we haven't seen for a long while. This isn't a BHD base with a copy cat splattering of routes, hoping it will work. This is a measured risk and im sure it will pay off. The potential of SEN to capture a chunk of the London catchment is great and should put the fearof god into London City airport who pride themselves on ripping everyone off as there is no other option for east Londoners/Essex catchments.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 10:45
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The potential of SEN to capture a chunk of the London catchment is great and should put the fearof god into London City airport who pride themselves on ripping everyone off as there is no other option for east Londoners/Essex catchments.
That's really not the case. There are only a smattering of "sun" routes at LCY and they are not really in the same space as SEN are going for. I think you are comparing apples and pears by looking to LCY, they are really more going after the STN model.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 11:18
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According to an interview with Ms McCall, three aircraft will be moved from STN to SEN along with up to 150 crew.
So it looks as though Stansted will see a reduction in EasyJet operations from next spring, whether or not flights are also transferred from Luton.
She also mentioned that they have a good deal from SEN, and the cost per passenger is very low.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 12:11
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Originally Posted by shamrock7seal
The potential of SEN to capture a chunk of the London catchment is great and should put the fearof god into London City airport who pride themselves on ripping everyone off as there is no other option for east Londoners/Essex catchments.
Not so. For East London, and indeed much of Essex, Stansted will continue to be quicker and easier to get to by road up the M11, yet the substantial growth there in recent years doesn't really seem to have impacted City that much.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 14:29
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Couldn't agree more. LCY caters for the richer folk living this side of London, even on bucket and spade routes, who don't want the STN - FR / EZY experience and can afford the premium.
STN remains much easier to get to than SEN. The A12 out of London is often a nightmare and the train takes longer than to STN. If EZY gets the fares right though it could be fine. I'd try it for the novelty value alone and the fact that it'll be quieter than STN. And anywhere but Luton I'm afraid.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 14:43
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Stansted express 46 mins, Liverpool street to Southend Airport around 50 mins. Not much in it really. Bet you can get to the plane quicker at Southend. Bet you can get to the station quicker from the plane at Southend!!

My house to terminal 5 mins. Easy.

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Old 17th Jun 2011, 15:02
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Maybe the train operating company will be able to add a new service where it will stop
at very few train stations along the route, making it faster and shaving a few more mins of the
journey time to SEN Airport.

Who knows if this will be possible or not.
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