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Old 5th Jan 2021, 23:40
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Frees up the stands for any diversions, I suppose.
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Old 6th Jan 2021, 00:07
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Hardly going to be an influx of LCY flights on a foggy morning currently, thought guaranteed income is better at the moment?
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Old 6th Jan 2021, 17:44
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Does Southend have any stored Airbuses any more, I noted two more off to MAN today?
The last one left today for LGW.
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Old 6th Jan 2021, 19:25
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Fingers crossed they return come better times.
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Old 6th Jan 2021, 19:53
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Cannot see them returning any time soon unfortunately!
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Old 6th Jan 2021, 20:59
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The airport will be courting all those potential customers they previously ostracised so that EZY and FR could monopolise the runway. Good luck!
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Old 7th Jan 2021, 22:14
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Desperation? Why should I, as British tax payer, fork out to test passengers at Southend! Outrageous suggestion!

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Old 7th Jan 2021, 23:08
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Calm down Buster. Shouldn't you be hibernating?
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 08:08
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Glyn Jones seeks taxpayers money so people can go on holiday during a pandemic from Southend. Nice one, has Covid affected his brain? Apart from the moral aspect of going on holiday during a pandemic when the virus is now 70% more transmissible he wants me to pay for the testing.
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 08:16
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He's actually talking about when restrictions are lifted. A co-ordinated approach with common rules seems sensible. Also, no mention of holidays.
Glyn Jones, the chief executive of London Southend, said that it was important for there to be consistent rules across the continent to give passengers confidence to fly. He said: “London Southend Airport will call on government to provide a state funded ‘test before take-off’ standardised process once the lock down has ended in order to get Britain moving again.
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 10:17
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Thanks for correcting me and much appreciated but even once the lockdown is over it is not for the state and me to pay for testing so people can travel abroad.
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 10:21
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Fly out to help out.
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 12:26
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LTNman

I wouldn’t say it’s that simple. Inevitably the Gov will end up needing to help airlines and airports. At least with something like this there would be a direct help to passengers and encourage them to fly whereas removing tax for example will just see airlines pocket the money and give to their shareholders.

Lots of European countries have offered free testing at airports or on arrival.
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 13:03
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How refreshing to read a measured response to a proposed idea, opposed to reactionary statements which miss the point. Saying ‘my tax shouldn’t pay for someone to go on holiday’ makes me think you should put down the Daily Mail and think more about the wider issue of an industry that is on its knees yet hundreds of thousands still rely upon it to pay the bills. Like it or not it is likely the government will have a role in its revival the real question is in what form that takes.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 13:24
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Pallet park

Word has it that the car parks at SEN are being used to store colossal amounts of pallets. Anyone verify this?
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 14:12
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Not sure about pallets but I see the airport has picked up a handy chunk of funding to develop the freight side of operations.

https://www.adsadvance.co.uk/southen...e-funding.html
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 14:54
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Yes there are many thousands of blue CHEP UK wooden pallets stacked in Long Stay 2 car park.
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 12:31
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An "Enzo"/Jota RJ recently departed STN on a positioning flight to Biggin Hill !
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 15:00
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Stobart Group is rebranding to Esken between now and 2023.
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 16:06
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That's right ENZ operations have moved to Biggin Hill, with all five active aircraft to be based there. I think the maintenance facility may remain at SEN but I'm not certain at this stage. I'm sure they've received a warm reception from the Biggin management, which will be a breath of fresh air for them.
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