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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.”

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