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Old 5th Dec 2012, 08:34
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How is Southend Coping with the Snow and ice this morning?
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Stobart bond issue

My understanding of the now discontinued Stobart bond issue is that its stated purpose was to raise £25 million partly to replace some existing loans, and partly for general expansion of the business. It appears not to have been linked publicly to any particular project.

It seems there was poor take up by retail investors, and Stobarts attributed this to the entry into the market of larger bond issues at higher coupon. They have said they would still consider using this method of raising finance in the future.

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Old 5th Dec 2012, 09:11
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Amsterdam outbound 07:30 delayed until 08:45.
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 16:34
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Easyjet announcement will be made tomorrow.
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According to German press reports OLT Express will not start on the SEN-DRS route as planned for the summer period.
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 19:18
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It comes as no surprise that the DRS flights will not start up again following competition from CityJet into LCY. We now wait for news from EZY and the new Join! airlines.
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 19:36
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..... and another rumour concerns Skywork, who apparently are giving serious consideration to SEN as an alternative to LCY for their Bern schedule due to the rising landing charges at LCY......
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 19:44
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I love the idea of poaching business from other airports.....back in the 70s and 80s, Stansted and Gatwick poached traffic away from SEN, and we were left with nothing.....so I hope Stobart is going out and offering some good deals.

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Old 5th Dec 2012, 22:11
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Service by easyJet to Newquay is bookable - 3 weekly from 20th June.
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 22:17
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Well 3 weekly is a nice start !
You never know, could see increases at some stage and then further routes for EZY at NQY in the future



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Old 6th Dec 2012, 14:30
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Skywork

The airline emailed to say they have no plans to operate from SEN.
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 15:34
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AMBITIOUS plans to create 6,200 jobs on new business parks around Southend Airport have been rubber-stamped.

Southend Council has approved the final version of its joint area action plan - a blueprint drawn up with colleagues at Rochford District Council to set out the future of land around the airport.
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 15:49
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something extra for the nimbys & tree huggers to moan about
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 21:21
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Encouraging words from EZY on the SEN website:
Hugh Aitken, easyJet UK Commercial Manager commented"London Southend Airport is our newest and fastest growing UK base with over 400,000 passengers travelling with easyJet since its opening in March this year. We’re fully committed to delivering services from the airport which meets the needs of business and leisure travellers alike and sure that this new route will prove very popular.”
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 21:32
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Barling - much as I'd like to believe in it, you're quoting nothing more than a standard corporate press release that happens to be from Easyjet. The comment you're quoting is just something that the Echo can quote in a news article for publication - Easyjet are not saying anything of substance to which they are committed - it's just warm and fluffy waffle that might attract a few more bookings from the residents of Southend in the hope that they have an airport that can compete with Gatwick on their doorstep.
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 21:41
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6

Barling - much as I'd like to believe in it, you're quoting nothing more than
a standard corporate press release that happens to be from Easyjet.
I am not sure what you mean..
Southend Airport is our newest and fastest growing UK base with over
400,000 passengers travelling with easyJet since its opening in March this
year.
400.000 passengers since March, could mean SEN is their fastest growing airport..What are you saying?..This is just in percentage terms?. I mean standard press release or not, is irrelevant if what is said is true..Or am I not reading your post correctly?.
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 22:08
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Ernest - what I mean is that a comment in a corporate press releases is just designed to make Easyjet sound warm and fuzzy and a general good egg in the world. Easyjet won't *lie*, but this kind of comment is essentialy just corporate waffle, and in this case the comment about Easyjet's commitment to Southend is meaningless drivel which can be reversed in an instant if Ms McCall so desires.
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and in this case the comment about Easyjet's commitment to Southend is
meaningless drivel which can be reversed in an instant if Ms McCall so
desires.
davidjohnson6 - Thank's for that. Now I see where you are coming from. I suppose you get that PR at all airports..
LS were pledging support for BLK, even while they had took BB to court over opening hours, and they won.
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 03:55
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EZY waffle?

so what? Please don't argue with everybody's input to this thread, or nobody will bother anymore. Thank you.
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 07:31
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Actually I think the reaction to davidjohnson6's comment was a little harsh. What he said is basically true and while it's nice to see easyJet saying in print that they are "fully committed" to SEN it really is only the usual corporate-speak.

Let's please try to be a bit more tolerant when people say things we might not necessarily like nor agree with. The last five posts give me a feeling of deja vu unfortunately.........
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