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Old 8th Oct 2022, 21:35
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Originally Posted by pabely
Looking at the three EZY flights yesterday, SEN handling will have to up their game to turn around in 30mins.
AMS if it has to go via a remote runway would never make 40 mins turnaround either, more like 60-70 mins in AMS on a good day.
This response 100% says you don’t know what you’re talking about.
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Old 9th Oct 2022, 07:05
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You only have the look at the AMS schedule from the other LON airports to see that it would be more than ideal to schedule in that apparent gap between the FAO legs. Whether they indeed do or it operates to schedule is another matter.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 12:56
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Carole Mulroney, councillor responsible for tourism, added: “It’s a shame to have anticipation and not have new routes delivered but it could be they are working on deals which are not officially agreed yet.
What a non-story. She needs to be having words with the airports PR team.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 13:15
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That article simply says that no new routes were included in the recent release of the S2023 SEN routes. The fact that new routes are not normally released at that point and that there is no SEN management comment in the article makes it a complete non-story.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 13:54
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Alicante will be added soon and the whole of Southend will rejoice, after all this route is the big one everyone has been asking for and will be the airports saviour!!

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Old 10th Oct 2022, 19:20
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https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/230...mmer-schedule/

A spokesman for Southend Airport was just as excited as they responded to the tweet: "Who needed some good news this Monday morning?"
So did I miss it?
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Old 13th Oct 2022, 15:42
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From 2012. Not a lot has changed

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...uthend-airport
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Old 14th Oct 2022, 10:05
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Goodness me! So much has changed over 10 years, although if you had just woken after a decade of sleep you may not think so.

Rather than focus on the past I would like to hear something from the new CEO, John Upton, on how he believes the airport can get back on any sort of track in the next couple of years. Right now his silence is deafening. Now perhaps he is a man who likes to go about his business quietly and diligently, preferring to be judged by his achievements. If that is the case, fine. I have heard though, from an unreliable source, that he is busy right now up stepladders repainting the Skylife Lounge in case it is ever needed again.

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At the end of the day there is only so much the airport can do. You can lead a horse to water…..
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave
Goodness me! So much has changed over 10 years, although if you had just woken after a decade of sleep you may not think so.

Rather than focus on the past I would like to hear something from the new CEO, John Upton, on how he believes the airport can get back on any sort of track in the next couple of years. Right now his silence is deafening. Now perhaps he is a man who likes to go about his business quietly and diligently, preferring to be judged by his achievements. If that is the case, fine. I have heard though, from an unreliable source, that he is busy right now up stepladders repainting the Skylife Lounge in case it is ever needed again.
Making sure the financial future of the airport is secured by preparing his Alicante announcement!
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Originally Posted by SKOJB
Making sure the financial future of the airport is secured by preparing his Alicante announcement!
My hunch is that *if* Alicante is announced, it will be alongside further new route. This is because Alicante is not a base, and a W wouldn’t fit with existing timings. The airport’s social media had been hinting at Barcelona recently. Potentially therefore along with the gap between Faro inbound and outbound there could be six routes next summer.
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Old 14th Oct 2022, 17:09
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1
My hunch is that *if* Alicante is announced, it will be alongside further new route. This is because Alicante is not a base, and a W wouldn’t fit with existing timings. The airport’s social media had been hinting at Barcelona recently. Potentially therefore along with the gap between Faro inbound and outbound there could be six routes next summer.
So do you think AMS-SEN-ALC-SEN-AMS could be remotely possible? It would certainly make sense if combined with the twice weekly AMS flights using the Faro based aircraft you suspect is on the cards. As Expressflight posted, 2 X weekly to AMS seems a little unlikely in isolation
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Old 14th Oct 2022, 21:09
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave
So do you think AMS-SEN-ALC-SEN-AMS could be remotely possible? It would certainly make sense if combined with the twice weekly AMS flights using the Faro based aircraft you suspect is on the cards. As Expressflight posted, 2 X weekly to AMS seems a little unlikely in isolation
Its possible, although whatever the 2x route is it rises to 4x in Sep.
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Alicante

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Its possible, although whatever the 2x route is it rises to 4x in Sep.
Wasn't Alicante rumoured to be a potential new summer only base and easy scheduled AMS-BHX-ALC-BHX-AMS in summer 2021 but it never actually started but was put on sale so definitely a possibility. However they did operate BFS-BHX-CFU-BFS and BFS-CFU-BHX-BFS which worked brilliantly in 2021 but alas the loads on BHX-CFU sector were not great possibly due to COVID entry restrictions at the time.

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Southend live 14th October inc EasyJet arrival and departure. Anyone count the passenger numbers?

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Old 17th Oct 2022, 07:44
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Southend live 14th October inc EasyJet arrival and departure. Anyone count the passenger numbers?

https://youtu.be/rgjAfngMPi0
As best as I could count them it was 140 inbound and 151 outbound plus a few infants.
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 08:56
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That video was essentially a bit of cheap PR for the airport and an attempt to promote an empty airport with one flight inbound. Smacked of desperation although I guess fair play for giving it a go!
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 15:12
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I did notice the empty car parks and aprons but at least light aircraft haven’t been expelled and are keeping the airport ticking over. I thought the passenger numbers were reasonable for mid October.
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 16:03
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There's a small but useful number of bizjets each day too. "Ticking over" is the right term LTNman, certainly not in first gear again yet.
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