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Old 28th Jun 2023, 07:32
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The airport may indeed need every friend it can get, however let's be honest: who are they going to earn more out of - a private jet client whose business the airport may be at risk of losing if that client feels like he/she is being "papped" each time they use SEN, or a spotter? I suspect that's the blunt bottom line of the matter.
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 07:50
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Originally Posted by globetrotter79
The airport may indeed need every friend it can get, however let's be honest: who are they going to earn more out of - a private jet client whose business the airport may be at risk of losing if that client feels like he/she is being "papped" each time they use SEN, or a spotter? I suspect that's the blunt bottom line of the matter.
I tend to agree. There cannot be many airports where you could photograph or film at such close quarters all the bizjets as they disembarked their pax. The fact that SEN have now removed this option is understandable and not really surprising. A dedicated viewing area would be nice but I'm sure that it would not offer anywhere near such close access as was previously possible adjacent to the Jet Centre.
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 08:21
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A rather large wooden fence was built next to the GA apron at Newcastle after such comments from customers.
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 09:55
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Signature at Luton has just a slotted fence and is overlooked by a hotel
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 11:26
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Originally Posted by globetrotter79
The airport may indeed need every friend it can get, however let's be honest: who are they going to earn more out of - a private jet client whose business the airport may be at risk of losing if that client feels like he/she is being "papped" each time they use SEN, or a spotter? I suspect that's the blunt bottom line of the matter.
That's certainly true. However a dedicated viewing area in another location would placate that group and also attract families. I suspect some of us started our interest in aviation as spotters. Manchester and East Midlands have good examples of such viewing areas. Of course those airports actually have something to see!

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After all the noise about ElonJet, I don't think anybody seriously expects anonymity on a private jet
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ElonJet
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Old 4th Jul 2023, 22:32
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https://www.aviationbusinessnews.com...park-facility/
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Old 4th Jul 2023, 23:33
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At this rate they will want more land grab to the South East. Must be a nice little earner for the Council who I believe own the land.
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Old 5th Jul 2023, 21:09
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EasyJet have added winter flights to Geneva for winter 23/24 at 3x weekly (2 flights on Saturdays and one on Wednesdays), commencing on 16 December.
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Old 17th Jul 2023, 20:07
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BALKAN AIR flying to BURGAS starting 1st may 2024 according to their web page on wikkie
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 08:23
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So Southend Airport has submitted a letter of support for Luton’s expansion to the planning inspectors. I guess they have forgotten that expansion at other airports makes it harder for Southend.
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 11:52
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So Southend Airport has submitted a letter of support for Luton’s expansion to the planning inspectors. I guess they have forgotten that expansion at other airports makes it harder for Southend.
Perhaps they are hoping LLAOL or LBC will buy lease from Esken!?
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 13:36
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Originally Posted by pabely
Perhaps they are hoping LLAOL or LBC will buy lease from Esken!?
The sooner LTN and others reach their “bust a gut” level the better for SEN.
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Sadly it is unlikely to happen, as all London airports are pushing for expansion. Stansted already has expansion approved so could pick up the slack in the short term. It's a mystery why Southend would support another London airports expansion plans. Just watch Luton object if Southend put in an application.
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 15:17
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The fragility of SEN always having to rely on other airports over capacity
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Old 20th Jul 2023, 23:36
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Weston Aviation launches partnership product with Cambridge City Airport and London Southend Airport
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Southend to Bourgas, Bulgaria, announced for S24 - weekly charter service, operated by Balkan Holidays, starting from 17th June and will run for 13 weeks until 2nd September; more details here.

Also, I noticed via LinkedIn that SEN are recruiting for a Route Development Manager: https://lnkd.in/ezAyV3nU

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Old 21st Jul 2023, 18:54
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Originally Posted by jmdavies86
Southend to Bourgas, Bulgaria, announced for S24 - weekly charter service, operated by Balkan Holidays, starting from 17th June and will run for 13 weeks until 2nd September; more details here.

Also, I noticed via LinkedIn that SEN are recruiting for a Route Development Manager: https://lnkd.in/ezAyV3nU
Isn't that whst was posted earlier?
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Old 21st Jul 2023, 19:04
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Grrr

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Isn't that whst was posted earlier?

Not quite, original post stated from May 1st 2024, which is incorrect.
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Old 21st Jul 2023, 19:06
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Originally Posted by pabely
Isn't that whst was posted earlier?
Yes, mikkie4 said so on 17th Jul, but this was only speculation based on a Wikipedia page entry, however it's been officially announced by SEN on LinkedIn today and it starts in June, not May as previously posted.
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