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Old 7th Dec 2022, 19:28
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MARKEYD posts on the Jersey thread that new routes to the island are expected from easyjet tomorrow.

Why do I feel a stirring in my loin?
No Jersey. Only Amsterdam i believe
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Old 8th Dec 2022, 10:24
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EZY now on sale to the end of the summer season.

It chops off the final Sunday of October, which makes sense from a technical scheduled season end date perspective but commercially looks poor as it prevents week-long Half Term breaks.

FAO remains 4x weekly with the unannounced gap. It has to be AMS, as it appears EJU would be prohibited from serving JER and certainly couldn’t do mainland domestic such as NQY.
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Old 8th Dec 2022, 12:20
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave
MARKEYD posts on the Jersey thread that new routes to the island are expected from easyjet tomorrow.

Why do I feel a stirring in my loin?
We're your loin's moved with the news about extra JER flights to LGW & LTN?
As has been said already they would have to be EZY aircraft not EJU so no chance without a W leg perhaps with the new JER night stopping aircraft.
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Old 8th Dec 2022, 13:11
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Originally Posted by pabely
We're your loin's moved with the news about extra JER flights to LGW & LTN?
As has been said already they would have to be EZY aircraft not EJU so no chance without a W leg perhaps with the new JER night stopping aircraft.
So I have re-girded my loins in preparation for the bleak midwinter and beyond. Worse still the airport’s employee is going on strike - according to my unreliable source.

The worker united shall never be defeated.
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Old 9th Dec 2022, 11:44
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It looks like Saturday flights are being added to AGP & PMI bringing each of them up to 5x weekly.
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Old 16th Dec 2022, 07:58
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x2 BizJets just landed, planned? Seems a little strange with no de-icing facilities avaiable as shown on NOTAM.
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Old 16th Dec 2022, 08:43
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One of the Globals is due to go to Stansted shortly
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Old 16th Dec 2022, 10:32
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x2 BizJets just landed, planned? Seems a little strange with no de-icing facilities avaiable as shown on NOTAM.
Apparently there is de-icing available and has been all week, as stated elsewhere by an employee. Probably a management mix up.
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Old 28th Dec 2022, 15:30
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Article in The Guardian today.
With weeds on the tarmac, a deserted Southend airport looks to the future

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Kevin the Carrot, the Aldi supermarket mascot and star of its festive advertising campaign, was pretty much the only passenger due to fly out from Southend airport this Christmas. And even he missed his plane.The airport’s security lanes and departure lounge are the backdrop for the budget supermarket’s pre-Christmas advert, a pastiche of a classic 1990s Nike ad featuring the original Ronaldo, in which the adventuring carrot is so busy kicking a ball around the terminal he fails to join his family on their flight.

Aldi has been one of the few morsels of festive cheer for Southend – and a precious source of revenue in a year in which budget airlines and cargo flights have deserted London’s sixth airport. For now, all scheduled flights have ceased, and management face an uphill battle to keep the business afloat.
Click the link for the remainder of the lengthy article, photos etc.

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Old 28th Dec 2022, 16:06
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Want 40 movements per hour in the future lol
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Old 28th Dec 2022, 18:28
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No mention about talking to lots of different airlines.
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Old 28th Dec 2022, 18:55
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Anyone know when the outcome of Esken’s strategic review is expected to be announced at all...?

It's been mentioned that the aviation and/or renewables sectors of the business may potentially be put up for sale.

Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/air-tra...150901.article
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Old 31st Dec 2022, 13:56
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Not sure what it is that they have to offer for sale?
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 11:57
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https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/232...ghts-heathrow/


SOUTHEND Airport should take extra flights from Heathrow Airport to help it return to the heady heights seen before the Covid pandemic, its chief executive has insisted
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 12:40
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Can't wait for Emirates 380s & BA787s lined up on the approach, Oh, you only meant 320/737s, but I am transferring to long haul and have a through Ticket - SEN makes sense then!
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 13:02
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He does seem to be in a dream world but he is paid to sound positive and to promote the airport. So has Southend been contacting national carriers?
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I didn't know there was an airport in Rumania called Lasi. Maybe a dog yes but no airport. Did the airport ever get paid for the Blueair flights?
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 15:37
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I'm afraid John Upton's thoughts in that Echo interview border on the bizarre and I hope he isn't expending too much effort on that 'big idea'.
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 15:58
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Crikey the guy is utterly delusional if he honestly believes LHR will pass on traffic to an outpost in Essex!
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 19:12
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Well I have always asked what was plan B so maybe this is it. Could the realisation be dawning that low cost carriers are not heading over the hills to rescue Southend? It seems a bit extreme from targeting LCC to now aiming for the other end of the market. Of course this could well be the airport looking for cheap publicity to show the world that they are still here so I welcome it.

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