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Old 24th Dec 2021, 10:40
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The SEN to Bucharest flight departs 10 mins before the Gatwick to Bucharest does. Maybe both will run but seems unlikely and I’d guess SEN will be the loser.
Frankly, I don't see any significance in that.

There are LTN, SEN and LGW departures between 21:35 and 21:55 which is just the sort of period over which I would expect to see UK evening departures being scheduled. Wizz won't be aiming at pax who would just as readily use LGW as SEN so whether they're scheduled 10 minutes or 60 minutes apart wouldn't make any difference. That doesn't mean I'm confident that Wizz will operate from SEN next year, just that it won't be because of similar departure times from LGW..
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Every few weeks the LTN crowd come back like unwanted boomerangs. Maybe Wizz will operate, maybe they won’t. All depends on the pandemic.

I’m sure the LTN posters know this already, but what’s available to book is what’s always been available even pre-Covid. LGW and SEN within short time of each other, and both within a short time of a LTN departure. Same applies to FR to DUB from STN/LGW/LTN. Nothing to see here.
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 18:29
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First Southend post this year.

Job vacancies with wage rates
https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/198...ing-new-staff/
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 15:02
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Wizz Air have removed Southend from their booking engine.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 15:18
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While all the other airports are bouncing back Southend is still in the middle of a pandemic.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 19:25
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Originally Posted by BA318
Wizz Air have removed Southend from their booking engine.
Now if I had made such a post I would have been shot down!
I was told this months ago reliably and the only reason it was left in booking engine was to generate Essex bookings and to fully expect a Ticket transfer to West Sussex or Beds.
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 09:23
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Already mentioned here but now picked up in the local newspaper.

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/199...rport-flights/
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 10:30
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Already mentioned here but now picked up in the local newspaper.

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/199...rport-flights/
So why mention it again?
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 10:44
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Oh dear, because the article gave the airports view about Wizz at SEN. I am sorry you were not interested.
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 11:02
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Southend Airport is the airport of last choice for the LCC's. Easyjet using non based aircraft makes it easier for them to quit again or to operate no flights for the winter. Nice airport, wrong location, which is a real shame as it deserves success with all the money spent on it.
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 11:38
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Well, on a more positive note, today is the day we receive our city status. Charles and Camilla are here and are apparently are due to have a ride on the pier.

So will this event lead to a more appropriate name for the airport? London Southend City anyone!
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 20:54
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London Southend City Airport has a nice ring to it I LIKE IT
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 21:05
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Might as well drop the word London then as it isn’t making a difference. Southend City Airport.
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 19:45
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 22:45
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Another new/reinstated route - FAO on Mondays and Fridays from May.
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 23:41
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hope ALICANTE would be another to return
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 23:29
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London Southend airport is well positioned for the recovery and longer-term growth in air travel and, as volumes recover and more established London airports begin to face capacity constraints once again, London Southend airport’s London catchment area and strong transport links support positive growth prospects.
Southend now focused on 2023 as the airport’s strategy remains the same so will always be the last airport to recover from any dips to passenger numbers. This is the airport’s Achilles heel and why its recovery has yet to start. No simple answers though of a better way forward.

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Old 24th Mar 2022, 07:23
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I think 2023 or later has been inevitable for some time. I wouldn’t rule out further additions though for 2022, many airlines are still announcing new routes even for just a couple of weeks time and I would not be surprised at all to see Alicante back for this summer.
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 08:25
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Given Easyjet’s current issues and the 100’s of cancellations, does anyone else consider there is a danger that those aircraft due to start arriving at SEN in May will end up being sent to LGW or LTN to support operations there?
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 08:50
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Covid levels will be a fraction of what they are now, as the virus will have run out of people to infect by then. I am taking part in the Zoe symptom tracker and can see data that shows new cases are dropping fast. If flights were moved it won't be because of Covid.
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