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Old 14th Mar 2019, 14:01
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Originally Posted by N707ZS View Post
Durham Tees Valley has officially joined the Stobart group today.
I thought it was a case of Stobart taking just a small minority interest and it is more a case of it being a management contract.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 14:13
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Yes it is - airport is owned by local government, and Stobart will have a 25% interest in the holding company which will operate the airport on behalf of the LA's.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 15:17
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https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/ne...port-operator/
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 15:21
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I hope that their new involvement with DTV doesn't lead them to lose focus at Southend.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 16:14
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Stand by for the SEN-DTV route announcement!
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 16:19
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Originally Posted by willy wombat View Post
Stand by for the SEN-DTV route announcement!
bet that will be popular!
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 16:41
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Originally Posted by stewyb View Post


bet that will be popular!
On PA31 Navajo !
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 16:55
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It'll do better than Carlisle!
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 22:42
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Now that the runway grooving is nearly finished does anyone know when the terminal extension is due to start?
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 06:50
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Blackpool used a tent for their terminal extension. It might be going spare now.
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 06:53
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Southend Skylife Lounge ranked worst by Which? in a survey of 21 pay as you go facilities at 9 airports in the UK.

Highlighted no hot food,no runway view,no sparkling wine,stained carpets dusted with crumbs & the food... a sad looking buffet inc unripe bananas.

Access costs 24 on the day.
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 09:46
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Southend Skylife Lounge ranked worst by Which? in a survey of 21 pay as you go facilities at 9 airports in the UK.
Highlighted no hot food,no runway view,no sparkling wine,stained carpets dusted with crumbs & the food... a sad looking buffet inc unripe bananas.
Access costs 24 on the day.
It doesn't seem that long since they announced the Lounge had been given a make-over. Obviously that didn't amount to much, although you wouldn't think it would be difficult to get the basics right.
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 09:53
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Very disappointing. 12 months ago urgent action was promised.

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/160...ou-go-lounges/

But as you can see nothing has changed.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/lond...-a4099141.html

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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 10:19
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No runway view— does that really matter, what sort of criteria are Which using these days.
Disappointing in general for food and cleanliness though.
Reading the Belfast thread they got hammered for no showers , spa etc.
Does the sky life lounge have any of these?




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Old 24th Mar 2019, 13:56
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Originally Posted by aurigny72 View Post
Now that the runway grooving is nearly finished does anyone know when the terminal extension is due to start?
The conditions for the planning application are in the process of being discharged, so potentially work could commence within the next few months.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 23:49
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Thanks tws123 for your info. It could get quite busy at peak times in departures and indeed in arrivals once the summer season starts with Ryanair, Easyjet, Loganair, Flybe and Blue Islands etc. I would have thought that the terminal extension would have been started a lot sooner.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 09:21
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
Very disappointing. 12 months ago urgent action was promised.

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/160...ou-go-lounges/

But as you can see nothing has changed.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/lond...-a4099141.html
Used the lounge very recently. I travel extensively and use lounges throughout the world but I concur with the comments in the articles. Unfortunately, the Southend lounge is below average. Not sure you can call a pancake making machine and steam warmed hot dogs as sufficient hot food selection.

WiFi was congested too, yet there was only approx 10 people sitting in the lounge. No easy open view across the ramp and airfield, felt more like a GP's patient waiting room, with day glow artificial light lamps positioned in corners.

To finish on a positive, staff on front desk and inside the lounge were smiley, cheerful and very polite - staff deserve a thumbs up

SEN airport manage should constructively take onboard the comments (pardon the pun), revisit the situation, reposition it, natural light views of the airfield, review the hot food choices and presentation, it's not good right now, especially if lounge access annual membership card holders are paying premium for lounge access and service levels, which isn't being provided to a reasonable standard.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 10:56
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When do Ryanair arrive? Runway must be nearing completion as people near me have started noticing the overnight noise due to the works. I haven't, I sleep like a log!
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 11:24
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Ryanair will commence flights one week today, 2nd April.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 15:08
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Had a great flight with EZY the other day into SEN on board an A320 (not the NEO). Was surprised how quick the landing was, especially with a full flight too. Landed on Runway 23 and exited off of Taxiway C, no backtracking needed.
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