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SOUTHEND - 4

Southend airport has so much to offer in the way of news, rumours, sensible discussions and debates. This new thread is for those members who have a genuine interest to contribute and discuss the newest and most modern of the regional airports in the UK. Thank you.
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Just to start the ball rolling on this new, clean thread I should imagine that Cityjet's announcement of a LCY-DRS daily service commencing on 28th March 2013 will result in OLT's DRS-SEN route ambitions being terminated. I can't realistically see SEN being able to compete with a similar service into LCY on any primarily business route.

On a more positive note, I think easyJet may announce a new S13 route from SEN in the next few days.

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Whilst my inclination is to agree with Expressflight's assessment, I suppose that if OLT Express were determined to make a go of DRS-SEN, they could adopt on a daily basis the schedule they have already used for their Saturday service, i.e SEN arrival 0720, depart 0750. This would not be in direct conflict with the City Jet afternoon service, in fact the two operations could be complementary. Of course this begs the question of whether there would be sufficient traffic potential to support two operators.
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welcome back!

It will be very interesting to see what the total demand will be from DRS to London in general. Maybe there could be a demand for a Saab 2000 into SEN on a morning service, but I do feel sorry when an airline has plans and then a competitor jumps in to do the same, albeit up the road at LCY. Watch this space, I guess.
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CityJet is launching two new routes to Germany from London City airport from April 2013.


Bookable from today, flights to Dresden will start on 1 April 2013 and to Paderborn on 22 April 2013.
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Angel Airport car park

A FLEDGLING firm offering valet parking for Southend Airport passengers says it is determined to succeed, despite attempts to squeeze it out of the market.

Southend Airport Car Park, which only got off the ground in April, predicts it will create 25 jobs for local people by next summer and continue to grow.
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A FLEDGLING firm offering valet parking for Southend Airport passengers says it is determined to succeed, despite attempts to squeeze it out of the market.

Southend Airport Car Park, which only got off the ground in April, predicts it will create 25 jobs for local people by next summer and continue to grow. 4th Dec 2012 11:26
If they are the guys on the Aviation Way business park then they look to have a good set-up. I saw them a few weeks back and already their car park was pretty full. They run a mini-bus service to the terminal which I imagine takes less than 5 minutes to do the trip.

Good luck to them - this is what airport expansion is all about!
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Also just to let you know that from an email, OLT say they expect to announce their summer schedule in the next week or so. They say they are not sure if this will include the Dresden route or not but basically wait for the timetable release for the answer.

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I tend to agree..The last thing SEN needed with OLT, was competition from London City.
Judging from what happened earlier with OLT, I reckon they where half hearted with SEN at best.

Maybe Tagron is right about tinkering with the schedule times, but that is assuming that OLT Express are that committed.

SEN will prosper without them anyway, we are in the middle of a recession, and SEN has expanded anyway..Stobart seems committed to SEN, and that's what matters..New routes will come..

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Any suggestions on the new EZY route ? Iv heard NQY are set to make an announcement some time this week, probably just a coincidence


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quite a few local people have expressed their wishes to see some domestic flts from SEN including the West Country......we will soon find out.
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Well it would be lovely to see EZY at NQY on a scheduled basis rather than training, god knows NQY needs it !!


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It will be good if they do or are planning to fly to NQY. I know that the Classic Airforce are moving from Coventry to Newquay next year. I could make a daytrip out of it!
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asdf1234. I stand to be corrected, but I believethat the firm with the car park in Aviation Way is an outfit called ‘MapleManor’ and not the ‘fledgling’ business to which you refer and which is possibly SACP. Seems odd to me that they only provide mobile phone numbers.
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Southend car parking firm succeeds against the odds

The Car Parking firms story is in the local rag

Airport parking firm succeeds against the odds (From Echo)
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Expressflight, is the new easyjet route summer route to Nice.?
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Next time I'm at SEN I will check. I thought I saw a SACP at the Aviation Way site (near to the hotel?) But will confirm next time I'm there.

I think any airport expansion has to provide benefits for the local economy or else opposition will surface so these "park and ride" schemes are good for the locals.

Did anyone else see the press stories that Stobarts attempts to sell a retail bond to raise finance has failed? Will this affect the expansion at SEN or was the cash raising for the trucking business?
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Newquay is possible one for easy jet fourth aircraft third route
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Newquay is possible one for easy jet fourth aircraft third route

Interesting, got to wait and see if its announced then !

I know that Ryanscare had good loads on the twice daily STN-NQY until they fell out with CCC about landing charges, council wouldnt back down and now Ryanair dont operate to NQY.

I know loads dont = profit but it proves that a market exists LON-NQY other than LGW-NQY.

It would certainly be nice to see EasyJet launch its first route @ NQY



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I honestly don't know what the route is, although the NQY idea would fit in with something that was said to me about the route to be announced.
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