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Old 13th May 2021, 21:14
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First one, RYR, due 28/5.
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Old 14th May 2021, 06:24
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Embarrassing the echo even covered this story by the fantasist Jason. Surely Southend should call out this out as fake
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Old 14th May 2021, 09:17
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In February SEN returned to a position it last held in 1959, with the second highest number of aircraft movements in the London area:

Heathrow 8,166
Southend 7,520
Stansted 2,493
Luton 1,739
Biggin Hill 870
Gatwick 744
City 124

All down to the general aviation movements of course. An achievement nonetheless.
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Old 14th May 2021, 10:18
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An opportunity to grow back better over the next few years perhaps.
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Old 14th May 2021, 11:51
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No doubt SEN had plans to get rid of general aviation. Maybe they have seen the light.
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Old 14th May 2021, 11:54
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Perhaps the list should have included Elstree, Denham & Oxford!
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Old 14th May 2021, 22:28
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Oxford had 4018 movements. No figures for Elstree or Denham, or Stapleford for that matter........
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Old 15th May 2021, 12:46
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Remarkable achievement for Jason Unsworth. From Primark shop floor to running an international airline in 6 years!

Time I launched Buster Bair!
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Old 16th May 2021, 06:27
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it was the ‘two former check in agents’ quote on their website that got me. That really makes you qualified. Now I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being a check in agent (I have in the past) but that doesn’t qualify me to run an airline. Surely he should have highlighted more relevant experience (if he actually has any) whether professional or self-taught?
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Old 17th May 2021, 11:50
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bycrewlgw, I'm sure you've seen this but just in case. By all accounts, even his career as a Check-in agent was not quite, erm, stellar as an ex-colleague observed here. What is even more worrying is what the Press print about this guy. If they print such stuff, what other "fake news" is trotted out by the Press as legit? Yep, I know, "much of it!" is probably a fair answer! Some refer to this as the "Information Age" - maybe "Disinformation Age" is more appropropriate! Ah well............
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Old 17th May 2021, 16:23
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Unsworth is just a fantasist. He's been launching this "airline" for about 4 years now as well as "saving Jet Airways". He's a legend in his own mind only and shouldn't be encouraged as it will only end up in people thinking he can give them a job when he is utterly clueless.
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Old 17th May 2021, 18:01
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if Unsworth is still wanting to resurrect Jet Airways, I think I’ll have a go with British Caledonian 👍🏻
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Old 17th May 2021, 18:26
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Absolutely! Clowns such as the "Harwich and Manningtree Standard" (and others), who seem not to care what they print just as long as Advertising revenues flow in, don't help matters. At least by keeping a thread alive on the clown means that any normal Aviation person will at least G@@gle him before setting off for Interviews or, worse, parting company with money. As for needing encouragement, he is a truly self-sustaining phenomena!

Anyway, back to a Thread on Southend! Happy memories as it was the start point for my CPL GFT - once we'd realised the Examiner was not coming to Cranfield for the Test but was expecting to see me at Southend! Cue high-speed flight to SEN before the Test. Even avoided infringing STN on the way! Happy days sadly long gone!!! Cheers!
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 03:33
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Seems that Southend is closed for diversions with London City diversions ending up at Gatwick and Luton yesterday.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 07:17
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​​​​​​Which flights are you referring to or were they only private flights?
Southend terminal is only open to scheduled flights until end of June.

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Old 14th Jun 2021, 12:24
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30% for 120million.

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Old 14th Jun 2021, 13:20
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Presumably you're referring to the "strategic financial partner" (supposedly Carlyle according to Sky) that Eksen are negotiating with and that they hope to be able to announce results of, along with their full year results at the end of June. I certainly haven't seen any figures this time around - I recall some numbers were suggested on the sale of a percentage of SEN some 18 months ago but a lot has happened since then.

Maybe you have some inside knowledge on the deal other than a short item on Sky social media.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 14:41
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No further info than what Sky report. (Excuse the typo in the original post 130 should have been 120).
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Flight now running the same story.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 15:30
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Stock Exchange notice now issued, in light of the Press speculation, that the deal with Carlyle is in the final stages of agreement but not yet signed. If signed and agreed by the Esken Shareholders it would put 100million of additional liquidity into Esken.
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