in Aerospace

Southend Airport reaches one million passengers

Posted 17 January 2018 · Add Comment

One million passengers travelled through London Southend in 2017, a record for the airport following huge growth over the past 12 months.



London Southend saw passenger numbers jump 25% year on year, with 1,095,914 people using the airport between January and December 2017.

Key reasons for the airport’s popularity include an increasing awareness of the ease of travelling through London Southend. The terminal is opposite its own train station (with central London 52-minute away) and on arrival passengers experience virtually no queues and short walking distancese.

It has more than 30 domestic and European leisure and business destinations via Stobart Air’s franchise with Flybe and easyJet, with the airport named ‘Best in London’ by Which? five years in a row.

Most popular destinations in 2017 included Rennes (France) and Amsterdam. Top predictions for summer 2018 include Croatia (with London Southend offering routes to Dubrovnik, Zadar and Pula), Czech Republic capital Prague and Malta.

Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport said: “Reaching over one million passengers is an important moment for us. 2017 saw us make important additions to the retail offering in the terminal as well as adding a significant number of new routes – with more still to come – some providing a time and cost-effective way for our passengers to connect to North America and Canada.
 
“In addition to new routes, passengers are also increasingly deciding ‘small is more beautiful’ and prefer the relaxed, simple, easy and speedy airport experience we can offer rather than the bigger airports - so we are looking forward to an even better 2018 at London Southend.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

WEAF to showcase South West England expertise at FIA

The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) is hosting the cream of the UK’s aerospace industry at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).

Element expands aerospace product qualification testing capabilities in US

Element has made a significant investment at its Aerospace EMC and Environmental Testing Center of Technical Excellence in Minneapolis – Bloomington that now allows the facility to test electrical power management systems for the

DIO puts Commercial Strategy into action with Clyde Construction Framework

A flagship 10 year construction framework has been awarded today by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

Defence Secretary hosts first US-UK Defence Innovation Board meet at AI Lab launch

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the launch of a new artificial intelligence (AI) hub as he hosted the first ever joint US-UK Defence Innovation Board meeting on Monday, to explore important areas of cooperation that will

ACJ320neo Family enters production

Manufacture of the first ACJ320neo has begun, with elements taking shape across Europe and final assembly due to begin in June, followed by the first delivery of the 'green' aircraft to Acropolis Aviation of the UK in the last quarter of

Qatar Airways launches Gatwick services

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London Gatwick touched down yesterday at London Gatwick Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water salute.

ODU SK191217191218
See us at
FIL18 BT111017220718SMI FAVWSBT1402060618SMI HelicopterTBT1402240518