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Old 26th Feb 2016, 09:26
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Thanks for the Paris info., it looks a promising start. The 42% Inbound may be particularly significant, seeing as those passengers did not depart from Southend.
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Old 28th Feb 2016, 09:48
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Do we know if the Osijek flights are starting later in March, no information is comming from the airport management and there is a need for new operators ASAP or we will again see a drop in PAX.
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Old 28th Feb 2016, 10:19
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wetlanding - I appreciate your desire for passengers numbers at Southend to increase. However a Southend-Osijek route at high-ish fares seems most unlikely to work long term from SEN against Ryanair from Stansted. Does an airport with 1m pax really want to risk another potential OLT-style outcome ?
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Old 28th Feb 2016, 11:33
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Thanks for the Paris info., it looks a promising start. The 42% Inbound may be particularly significant, seeing as those passengers did not depart from Southend.
Significant in that the inbound LF was less than half that as the outbound?

No dig at SEN, but helps proves the point that even on major city routes, it's still significantly more an outbound leisure market, rather than a gateway London airport.
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Old 28th Feb 2016, 14:40
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Actually I think 42% CDG-SEN was very good when you consider the amount of alternative capacity on the LON route. I rather doubt that many of those pax had Southend as their final destination. If the European departure airport had been one with no existing link to LON you might have a point but from CDG I don't think so.
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Old 28th Feb 2016, 18:10
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Looking at the 3 week view Southend seems to have the cheapest flights of all the London airports. I don't know if this is an opening offer to get the route going but it is good to see a good start on this route.
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Old 28th Feb 2016, 19:37
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Originally Posted by Pain in the R's View Post
Looking at the 3 week view Southend seems to have the cheapest flights of all the London airports. I don't know if this is an opening offer to get the route going but it is good to see a good start on this route.
I personally don't have high hopes for the route. Of course I would love to see it work, however of late Southend has struggled with the city routes (with the exception of AMS), so that mixed with the fact that many leisure travelers will have been put off by events in Paris over the past year makes me think the long term future of the route is far from certain.

I desperately hope I will be proved wrong!
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Old 29th Feb 2016, 17:21
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I would expect EZY have a pretty good idea of the market between London and Paris - they'll have plenty of data.
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Old 29th Feb 2016, 17:51
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Seeing that Luton is only 20 odd minutes from the Eurostar terminal and easyjet has no problem with its Paris service from there Southend should be on a winner.
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Old 29th Feb 2016, 20:01
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Be interesting to see what affect the new Flybe LCY-CDG route has on the SEN numbers when it commences on the 28th March.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 09:33
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I realise this a Rumour Network.

However an article in todays Times, says that EasyJet are to Quit Southend due to falling PAX numbers.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 10:58
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Originally Posted by claron View Post
I realise this a Rumour Network.

However an article in todays Times, says that EasyJet are to Quit Southend due to falling PAX numbers.
I'm confused as to your post. Are you saying there is an article that explicitly references an easyjet withdrawal from
Southend? If so I would have thought this information would be more widely publicised. Any chance of a link or picture of the article?
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 11:10
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would have thought that EZY would have announced this FIRST rather than wait for a report in a newspaper to say that it was ending its flights from SEN
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 11:15
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Sorry do not know how to forward link.

However this is the Article as printed.

Southend Airport rues EasyJets departure
Stansted, Luton and City airports were the big winners, and Southend and Aberdeen the standout losers, in a year in which Britain's airports handled 5 per cent more passengers. About 254 million people passed through Britain's 40 airports last year, up from 241 a year earlier, according to the CAA data. Heathrow accounted for three in every ten passengers, but Southend suffered an 18 per cent plunge after easyjet decided to quit the hub on the Thames estuary.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 11:19
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Originally Posted by claron View Post
Sorry do not know how to forward link.

However this is the Article as printed.

Southend Airport rues EasyJets departure
Stansted, Luton and City airports were the big winners, and Southend and Aberdeen the standout losers, in a year in which Britain's airports handled 5 per cent more passengers. About 254 million people passed through Britain's 40 airports last year, up from 241 a year earlier, according to the CAA data. Heathrow accounted for three in every ten passengers, but Southend suffered an 18 per cent plunge after easyjet decided to quit the hub on the Thames estuary.
Thanks for the info Claron. It looks like there is a bit of journalistic research/accuracy missing here as that decrease is due to the withdrawal of an easyjet airframe oposed to them 'quitting the hub'. Panic over 😀
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 11:20
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Looks like the hack has got confused with EZY pulling the 4 th aircraft last year, which has contributed to the quoted 18% plunge in pax number for 2015.

i hope the LSA and EZY management quickly get the times to publish a correction tomorrow as this is not the sort of publicity LSA needs right now, when they are struggling to increase carriers and services.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 12:04
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Totally agree, this is a terrible mistake by the publisher, which shows no research whatsoever. Panic over, life goes on...
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 12:59
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Totally agree, this is a terrible mistake by the publisher, which shows no research whatsoever. Panic over, life goes on...
An employee from the airport has posted on another site to say the paper has been contacted and a correction will be printed!
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 13:31
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.... and a not wonderfully accurate report on here by claron in the first place.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 15:28
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Since member "claron" is from Southend, I would have thought he could have worded his message better .. I have just driven back home from Frankfurt and almost fell in the Moselle when I read that! I wonder if the Evening Echo will publish a clarification too.
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