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Old 6th Sep 2022, 18:19
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The departure is 01:25am on Thursday so will wake the cat!
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Blue Air operated again last night but as per the article above the airport may find it won’t get paid.
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 20:13
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Maybe Luton wanted cash?
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Old 18th Sep 2022, 18:24
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What oversees government delegations has Southend handled for the queen’s funeral?
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Old 19th Sep 2022, 07:44
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I am sorry, but that is classified information.
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Old 19th Sep 2022, 08:44
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That's none then. Plenty of places where you can find out who has been using Heathrow, Luton, Stansted etc.
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Old 19th Sep 2022, 15:50
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Southend no longer has a purpose, cargo is leaving soon and the odd Easyjet flight comes to an end next month for the winter. Someone needs to put the airport out of its misery. Maybe the runway should be used for a Sunday market?
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 11:47
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The cargo operation finished on 12th September, resulting in the loss of a fair few jobs.
After Easy pack up at the end of October, there is no regular commercial traffic forecast. They MAY pick up a bit of extra from the night closure of STN, but other than that the place is all but dead.
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 14:28
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Cargo finished on 12th September, with the loss of quite a few jobs. Once Easy finish at the end of October, there is no regular commercial traffic.
They may pick up the odd charter that can't get in to STN due to the overnight closure, but that's it.
The place is dead in the water
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 05:21
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https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/225...cante-flights/

Southend Airport trying to prove demand for Alicante flights
I do wonder what is going on at Southend when not for the first time they campaign for a single new route to be their saviour. Southend needs a based airline and this nonsense will not turn the airport around.
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Originally Posted by LTNman
https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/225...cante-flights/

I do wonder what is going on at Southend when not for the first time they campaign for a single new route to be their saviour. Southend needs a based airline and this nonsense will not turn the airport around.
Absolute waste of time from this useless rag.
A 2 seconds check on Google gives me 9 direct options from London to Alicante tomorrow, some are still cheap prices so why should SEN just add to dilute this route even further?
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 13:56
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Just like home then in Benidorm.
Yes I have been there but it was 51 years age on a Monarch Britannia
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Originally Posted by LTNman
I do wonder what is going on at Southend when not for the first time they campaign for a single new route to be their saviour. Southend needs a based airline and this nonsense will not turn the airport around.
Agreed; considering that most, if not all, of Esken's money over the last couple of years has been spent on SEN (let's face it, they've given up on CAX...!), it does strike me as odd how they seem to be focused on obtaining just one route.

As for a based airline, who would seriously consider doing this - easyJet & Wizz are busy competing against each other at LGW/LTN, Jet2 & Ryanair are both established at STN, which really only leaves Flybe as the remaining option as no other UK-based airline is likely to entertain options out of SEN at the moment, are they...?!

Does anyone know how busy Air Horizont have been with private charter work since they based two of their B737s at SEN?
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 14:53
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it does strike me as odd how they seem to be focused on obtaining just one route.
From tiny acorns, mighty oak tree's grow. Presumably the strategy is to show that airlines can make money on non-based flights and then persuade them to open a base. You've got to start somewhere...

Does anyone know how busy Air Horizont have been with private charter work since they based two of their B737s at SEN?
Relatively busy - 5/6 flights a week for each a/c, very little SEN originating
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No flights today. End of season wind down has begun?
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https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/229...ghts-alicante/


SOUTHEND Airport is in discussions with airlines over bringing back flights to Alicante.
Earlier this month, an airport spokesman encouraged social media followers to "make some noise" and comment: "We want Alicante!"
There you go, still all the talk that one route could save the airport again.

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Of course one extra destination will not save the airport, but in reply to a questionnaire put out by the airport, Alicante was by far the most popular choice.
As far as I am aware easyJet do not have a base at Alicante, so it is unlikely they will operate a service, which, if it happens, will probably mean a Spanish operator.
IMHO easyJet made a strategic mistake in shutting down the SEN base, thereby handing their STN rivals a huge swathe of Essex/East London customers. I believe their flights when based here performed well and this year’s flights appear to have been well supported, as witnessed by them being offered again next year.
As to the future, who knows.
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At last someone has writen a post that is not all doom & gloom
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IMHO easyJet made a strategic mistake in shutting down the SEN base, thereby handing their STN rivals a huge swathe of Essex/East London customers. I believe their flights when based here performed well and this year’s flights appear to have been well supported, as witnessed by them being offered again next year.
Other than Alicante, what did EZY op from Southend that they can't operate from other bases?
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Originally Posted by southender
Of course one extra destination will not save the airport, but in reply to a questionnaire put out by the airport, Alicante was by far the most popular choice.
As far as I am aware easyJet do not have a base at Alicante, so it is unlikely they will operate a service, which, if it happens, will probably mean a Spanish operator.
IMHO easyJet made a strategic mistake in shutting down the SEN base, thereby handing their STN rivals a huge swathe of Essex/East London customers. I believe their flights when based here performed well and this year’s flights appear to have been well supported, as witnessed by them being offered again next year.
As to the future, who knows.
If the demand is so good why does not a local travel agent get a BA Connect E190 to run a Weekend service, seems to work for Jersey & IOM?
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