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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 09:41
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Wrong equipment then. They need an ERJ-145 or F70/F50 .......
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 19:19
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Expressflight - do you know what the loads were like generally over the Christmas and New Year period?
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 19:51
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s2art1e - passenger numbers for Dec will be published in 10 days time (approx) on the CAA website...
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Old 4th Jan 2013, 08:46
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Anecdotally I'm told they were satisfactory, but as dj6 says best to await the CAA stats.
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Makes you wonder what they could have achieved if they had advertised the service in the UK.....
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 01:35
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just because OLT have moved the dresden flight to LCY,might they look to other destinations from SEN?
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 08:50
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Mikkie - Cityjet (currently owned by Air France) have taken up the LCY-Dresden route. OLT have dropped all flights to the UK. OLT are retrenching big time - they have also dropped a number of other destinations recently. The chance of OLT opening a new route at Southend is nil.
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 08:51
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OLT are not doing LCY They have withdrawn completely from uk routes at present as Cityjet have launched DRS-LCY
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 20:58
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Don't want to re-open the housing debate, but Stobart's are claiming it in the local Carlisle press...

Mr Tinkler said: “The fact that house prices in Southend have strengthened more than any other town in the UK is testament to the social and economic benefits a regional airport can bring to an area"
News & Star | News | Carlisle airport revamp will boost house prices
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 21:08
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Again: Any economic benefit is going to be confined to work caused by the airport..

There IMO is no other sound reason why an airport should be the reason for a large increase in house prices..Also smaller airports tend to be more seasonable that the larger airports, just can't see SEN generating a 15% rise in the Southend housing market.
It has been mentioned that Southend as a resort has improved (see earlier in the thread), that is more likely to drive house prices higher, IMO.
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 09:48
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Economic benefits

The increase in employment directly attributable to the airport expansion will have a knock on effect on demand for rental properties in the immediate vicinity to the airport. This will not affect housing prices in the whole of the Southend area.

The economic benefit to Southend as a town derives from this increased employment and not from an increase in tourism as a result of the airport expansion. Most inbound foreign pax are destined for London and see Southend as a cheap uncongensted alternative to the other established ports of entry.

Typically the vast majority of new jobs created at an airport will be low paid shift workers (cleaners/retail workers/security/baggage handling). This stimulates demand for rental properties at the lower end of the housing market.

However there must be a reason for the house price increase. Other economic factors for Southend such as turnover per square foot of retail property are down so the message is at best mixed. The council do seem to have spent a lot of money of improving the sea front aspect which coupled with a spate of high end sea front developments being released on to the market may have skewed the housing statistics upwards.

Due to the huge increase in jobs created the airport expansion can be seen as good for Southend but I doubt the airport had anything to do with the housng price increases.
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 12:29
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Hopefully, the increase factor will also soon apply to Stobart shares which are currently down around 20% of what they were not long ago.
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 14:18
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Quote: "Don't want to re-open the housing debate, but Stobart's are claiming it in the local Carlisle press..."

Wonder what LHR expansion will do for the value of my house.........
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 14:40
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House prices

Me too can't wait for the upturn as Dublin Airport grew this year , but my house price went down.... again

Maybe airport expansion has nothing to do with my house price ?

I can only hope....
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 14:49
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You guys are funny
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 13:32
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London Southend Airport rated highest in Europe by easyJet’s passengers

Some good news from easyJet passengers here:

http://www.southendairport.com/news/...-s-passengers/
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 18:06
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While we are at it shall we attribute the pull out by the Australasian consortium to bid for STN, entirely to SEN and the threat to STN business present and future ?
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 19:54
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Broken link?

Barling, can't see that your link sends me to a news story - rather a promotional piece written by SEN management? Can you cut and paste the story?

I did read that SEN are offering FREE parking for a £1. I always thought free was zero, nada, zilch, nil pounds, not £1 but then I suppose that is inflation for you!
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 20:21
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Early morning / Late evening

Regular readers of this thread will recall the appearance of a post every now and then about the lack of transport options to/from London and Stratford for early morning departures or late night arrivals.

Last thing I heard from the airport was a bland email saying "we're thinking about it" and a verbal conversation saying "we're trying really hard but nothing has happened yet"

Apart from a "Please Fat Controller, will you run some trains for us ? - Sorry, Thomas is bad tempered very early in the morning" dialogue, has anything actually come of these attempts ?
Has SEN given up even on the idea of getting a firm to run a couple of minibuses to meet the first and last flights ?
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 22:12
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Interestingly the link concerning the easyJet survey results has been removed from the Southend website. Perhaps they've jumped the gun......
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