Fly to Denmark, Romania, Turkey

Fly to Denmark, Romania, Turkey

Fly to Denmark, Romania, Turkey

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MORE routes could be coming soon to Southend Airport after bosses admitted they were in discussions with “potential new partners”.

Planes currently jet off to 15 European destinations from the airport, but speculation has been raised that new routes to Denmark, Romania and Turkey could be on the horizon.

Industry website Anna Aero - airline network news and analysis - has listed five new potential routes for the airport to Copenhagen in Denmark, Frankfurt in Germany, Glasgow, Madrid in Spain and Zurich in Switzerland. Another website, therouteshop.com, which markets potential routes to airlines, has gone further and listed Nice in France, Munich in Germany, Budapest in Hungary, Dalaman and Antalya in Turkey, Rome in Italy, Lanzarote, Mahon in Menorca, Bucharest in Romania and Gibraltar as potential destinations.

A spokesman for the airport admitted talks were taking place.

He said: “We are working closely with all our current partners – as well as speaking to potential new ones – in order to offer an even wider variety of destinations for business and leisure travellers.

“As soon as we do have new routes confirmed then you will be the first to know.”

Last year the airport flew one million passengers to holiday and business destinations. The Stobart Group, which bought the airport in 2008, has invested £120 million. The new £10million terminal extension, offering more check in desks is opening soon, while a train station, an air traffic control tower, terminal building, runway extension, 4-star Holiday Inn and radar have all been built.

Website therouteshop.com says major reasons to serve Southend Airport are the facts its a new airport, has a brand new railway station linking it with Stratford and London Liverpool Street, competitive charges and excellent slot availability. It lists its key facts as having a catchment area population of potential fliers of 5.4 million people within an hour and 19.3 million within two hours.

*HOLIDAY rather than city break destinations would prove most successful for Southend Airport according to a local travel agent.

Ian Burns, owner of Travel Smart in the Victoria shopping centre, Southend, welcomed more flights added to Southend’s schedule. He said their most popular destinations for sales were Faro in Portugal and Mallorca. For cities Barcelona and Amsterdam have been big sellers.

Mr Burns, who has been in business for 14 years, said: “The more destinations they get, the better. Holiday places rather than cities seem to be more popular, so we’d welcome more of those.

“If they did go to Lanzarote that would be popular like Tenerife is currently. They could do with running that all year not stopping in March as they plan to.

“If they can get to Turkey and Bodrum especially that would sell well.

“But I do think they are missing an opportunity by not opening up the Greek islands like Corfu as they are within three hours and popular places.”

Southend Airport flies each week to Amsterdam, Alicante, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Ibiza, Jersey, Krakow, Malaga, Mallorca, Tenerife and Venice with easyJet. Aer Lingus has three daily return services to Dublin, where travellers can get transatlantic connections to Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and Toronto

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10:18am Fri 24 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

A BIG YES PLEASE, FANTASTIC NEWS
A BIG YES PLEASE, FANTASTIC NEWS Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: -9

10:25am Fri 24 Jan 14

paintlad3 says...

Thumbs up
Thumbs up paintlad3
  • Score: -7

10:36am Fri 24 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

Looking forward to the day they offer flights, to every capital in Europe, it will be noisey, but all those wonderful flights, will ease the small compensation costs made to the belly achers..
Looking forward to the day they offer flights, to every capital in Europe, it will be noisey, but all those wonderful flights, will ease the small compensation costs made to the belly achers.. Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: -9

10:40am Fri 24 Jan 14

tophat27dt says...

I think, unfortunately, somebody is jumping ahead too far. The list of destinations appeared recently on the Anna Aero website, but they are people who analyse catchment areas against untapped destinations. They hope that airlines will look into these possibilities, but nothing more. Unless Easyjet jump in and operate a few new destinations, there seems little immediate hope of attracting new airlines into Southend. It's a risky business for a start-up airline. I am very much pro-airport, but feel the Echo has over-reacted again after this news was filtered to them.
I think, unfortunately, somebody is jumping ahead too far. The list of destinations appeared recently on the Anna Aero website, but they are people who analyse catchment areas against untapped destinations. They hope that airlines will look into these possibilities, but nothing more. Unless Easyjet jump in and operate a few new destinations, there seems little immediate hope of attracting new airlines into Southend. It's a risky business for a start-up airline. I am very much pro-airport, but feel the Echo has over-reacted again after this news was filtered to them. tophat27dt
  • Score: 2

10:51am Fri 24 Jan 14

Red Hand Gang says...

Excellent, we can go and see dolphins being butchered on the beach, puppies poisoned in the towns and donkeys being torchered and molested.
Excellent, we can go and see dolphins being butchered on the beach, puppies poisoned in the towns and donkeys being torchered and molested. Red Hand Gang
  • Score: 6

10:54am Fri 24 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

Red Hand Gang wrote:
Excellent, we can go and see dolphins being butchered on the beach, puppies poisoned in the towns and donkeys being torchered and molested.
Back to school for you, TORTURED is the correct spelling, now fancy a horse cheese burger, Russian style
[quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: Excellent, we can go and see dolphins being butchered on the beach, puppies poisoned in the towns and donkeys being torchered and molested.[/p][/quote]Back to school for you, TORTURED is the correct spelling, now fancy a horse cheese burger, Russian style Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: -2

10:59am Fri 24 Jan 14

Red Hand Gang says...

That return journey will probably be rammed jammed as the Romanians will sensibly take up our genourous £7:00 an hour mininmun wage offer.
Could be bad timing a for the struggling folk of Essex.
That return journey will probably be rammed jammed as the Romanians will sensibly take up our genourous £7:00 an hour mininmun wage offer. Could be bad timing a for the struggling folk of Essex. Red Hand Gang
  • Score: 24

11:01am Fri 24 Jan 14

Red Hand Gang says...

Whoops got a spelling mistake wrong. You obviously have too much time on your hands. Bet you feel really good pulling me up on that.
I hope you hit higher highs today I know I will :)
Whoops got a spelling mistake wrong. You obviously have too much time on your hands. Bet you feel really good pulling me up on that. I hope you hit higher highs today I know I will :) Red Hand Gang
  • Score: 5

11:03am Fri 24 Jan 14

Red Hand Gang says...

I actually meant bright lights being shone in their faces :)
I actually meant bright lights being shone in their faces :) Red Hand Gang
  • Score: -2

11:21am Fri 24 Jan 14

Britanniaman says...

Its still so expensive to travel from Southend airport it still worked out cheaper to me to go from Heathrow airport and that was including the expense to travel to Heathrow.
Its still so expensive to travel from Southend airport it still worked out cheaper to me to go from Heathrow airport and that was including the expense to travel to Heathrow. Britanniaman
  • Score: 11

11:34am Fri 24 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

Red Hand Gang wrote:
Whoops got a spelling mistake wrong. You obviously have too much time on your hands. Bet you feel really good pulling me up on that.
I hope you hit higher highs today I know I will :)
You bite well, don't you, must be so annoying.To be shown as so simplistic, um that's simple in case you didn't get that.
[quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: Whoops got a spelling mistake wrong. You obviously have too much time on your hands. Bet you feel really good pulling me up on that. I hope you hit higher highs today I know I will :)[/p][/quote]You bite well, don't you, must be so annoying.To be shown as so simplistic, um that's simple in case you didn't get that. Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: -7

11:35am Fri 24 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

Britanniaman wrote:
Its still so expensive to travel from Southend airport it still worked out cheaper to me to go from Heathrow airport and that was including the expense to travel to Heathrow.
If it's past your budget, try Butlins...LoL
[quote][p][bold]Britanniaman[/bold] wrote: Its still so expensive to travel from Southend airport it still worked out cheaper to me to go from Heathrow airport and that was including the expense to travel to Heathrow.[/p][/quote]If it's past your budget, try Butlins...LoL Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: -9

12:11pm Fri 24 Jan 14

DannyK86 says...

Red Hand Gang wrote:
That return journey will probably be rammed jammed as the Romanians will sensibly take up our genourous £7:00 an hour mininmun wage offer.
Could be bad timing a for the struggling folk of Essex.
I'd be worried if I were you. Judging by this post, most of the Romanians have better English than you... watch out for your job!
[quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: That return journey will probably be rammed jammed as the Romanians will sensibly take up our genourous £7:00 an hour mininmun wage offer. Could be bad timing a for the struggling folk of Essex.[/p][/quote]I'd be worried if I were you. Judging by this post, most of the Romanians have better English than you... watch out for your job! DannyK86
  • Score: -3

12:42pm Fri 24 Jan 14

jayman says...

has the airport paid its rent arrears yet? might make a dent in the hundreds of millions of pounds of council debt...
has the airport paid its rent arrears yet? might make a dent in the hundreds of millions of pounds of council debt... jayman
  • Score: 16

12:42pm Fri 24 Jan 14

emcee says...

tophat27dt wrote:
I think, unfortunately, somebody is jumping ahead too far. The list of destinations appeared recently on the Anna Aero website, but they are people who analyse catchment areas against untapped destinations. They hope that airlines will look into these possibilities, but nothing more. Unless Easyjet jump in and operate a few new destinations, there seems little immediate hope of attracting new airlines into Southend. It's a risky business for a start-up airline. I am very much pro-airport, but feel the Echo has over-reacted again after this news was filtered to them.
Absolutely. I would love to see all those destinations covered. However, I will only believe it when I see it and until then I will not be holding my breath because the Echo got a bit over-excited.
[quote][p][bold]tophat27dt[/bold] wrote: I think, unfortunately, somebody is jumping ahead too far. The list of destinations appeared recently on the Anna Aero website, but they are people who analyse catchment areas against untapped destinations. They hope that airlines will look into these possibilities, but nothing more. Unless Easyjet jump in and operate a few new destinations, there seems little immediate hope of attracting new airlines into Southend. It's a risky business for a start-up airline. I am very much pro-airport, but feel the Echo has over-reacted again after this news was filtered to them.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. I would love to see all those destinations covered. However, I will only believe it when I see it and until then I will not be holding my breath because the Echo got a bit over-excited. emcee
  • Score: 4

12:59pm Fri 24 Jan 14

MilesBond says...

Romania? great :(
Romania? great :( MilesBond
  • Score: 5

12:59pm Fri 24 Jan 14

w-jback says...

jayman wrote:
has the airport paid its rent arrears yet? might make a dent in the hundreds of millions of pounds of council debt...
They don't have rent arrears, they came to an agreement with the council to pay later, a different thing entirely!

from the original article
A spokeswoman said: “There has been a delay in the airport submitting its certificate of turnover and profit, due to technical issues when the airport moved to new auditors.

“As soon as we became aware of this issue, we immediately contacted the council to ask for an extension, which it granted.”

Andrew Moring, Southend councillor responsible for corporate services, said: “This isn’t a significant concern because, regardless of when the certificate is produced, the rent is backdated with interest applied to any late payment, so the council’s income won’t be compromised.”
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: has the airport paid its rent arrears yet? might make a dent in the hundreds of millions of pounds of council debt...[/p][/quote]They don't have rent arrears, they came to an agreement with the council to pay later, a different thing entirely! from the original article [quote] A spokeswoman said: “There has been a delay in the airport submitting its certificate of turnover and profit, due to technical issues when the airport moved to new auditors. “As soon as we became aware of this issue, we immediately contacted the council to ask for an extension, which it granted.” Andrew Moring, Southend councillor responsible for corporate services, said: “This isn’t a significant concern because, regardless of when the certificate is produced, the rent is backdated with interest applied to any late payment, so the council’s income won’t be compromised.” [/quote] w-jback
  • Score: -5

1:01pm Fri 24 Jan 14

jayman says...

Been there got the T shirt wrote:
Red Hand Gang wrote:
Whoops got a spelling mistake wrong. You obviously have too much time on your hands. Bet you feel really good pulling me up on that.
I hope you hit higher highs today I know I will :)
You bite well, don't you, must be so annoying.To be shown as so simplistic, um that's simple in case you didn't get that.
well. If pious, obscure and self-verified aggressive argument winning methods work for you.
[quote][p][bold]Been there got the T shirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: Whoops got a spelling mistake wrong. You obviously have too much time on your hands. Bet you feel really good pulling me up on that. I hope you hit higher highs today I know I will :)[/p][/quote]You bite well, don't you, must be so annoying.To be shown as so simplistic, um that's simple in case you didn't get that.[/p][/quote]well. If pious, obscure and self-verified aggressive argument winning methods work for you. jayman
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Fri 24 Jan 14

jayman says...

w-jback wrote:
jayman wrote:
has the airport paid its rent arrears yet? might make a dent in the hundreds of millions of pounds of council debt...
They don't have rent arrears, they came to an agreement with the council to pay later, a different thing entirely!

from the original article
A spokeswoman said: “There has been a delay in the airport submitting its certificate of turnover and profit, due to technical issues when the airport moved to new auditors.

“As soon as we became aware of this issue, we immediately contacted the council to ask for an extension, which it granted.”

Andrew Moring, Southend councillor responsible for corporate services, said: “This isn’t a significant concern because, regardless of when the certificate is produced, the rent is backdated with interest applied to any late payment, so the council’s income won’t be compromised.”
also. at grid reference TQ875890 there's a flying pig dispensing cash from its belly as it drifts overhead.
[quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: has the airport paid its rent arrears yet? might make a dent in the hundreds of millions of pounds of council debt...[/p][/quote]They don't have rent arrears, they came to an agreement with the council to pay later, a different thing entirely! from the original article [quote] A spokeswoman said: “There has been a delay in the airport submitting its certificate of turnover and profit, due to technical issues when the airport moved to new auditors. “As soon as we became aware of this issue, we immediately contacted the council to ask for an extension, which it granted.” Andrew Moring, Southend councillor responsible for corporate services, said: “This isn’t a significant concern because, regardless of when the certificate is produced, the rent is backdated with interest applied to any late payment, so the council’s income won’t be compromised.” [/quote][/p][/quote]also. at grid reference TQ875890 there's a flying pig dispensing cash from its belly as it drifts overhead. jayman
  • Score: 12

1:29pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Nebs says...

jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
jayman wrote:
has the airport paid its rent arrears yet? might make a dent in the hundreds of millions of pounds of council debt...
They don't have rent arrears, they came to an agreement with the council to pay later, a different thing entirely!

from the original article
A spokeswoman said: “There has been a delay in the airport submitting its certificate of turnover and profit, due to technical issues when the airport moved to new auditors.

“As soon as we became aware of this issue, we immediately contacted the council to ask for an extension, which it granted.”

Andrew Moring, Southend councillor responsible for corporate services, said: “This isn’t a significant concern because, regardless of when the certificate is produced, the rent is backdated with interest applied to any late payment, so the council’s income won’t be compromised.”
also. at grid reference TQ875890 there's a flying pig dispensing cash from its belly as it drifts overhead.
Perhaps the council could introduce a similar scheme for all its tenants, whereby if you don't prepare your tax return on time then you don't have to pay your rent.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: has the airport paid its rent arrears yet? might make a dent in the hundreds of millions of pounds of council debt...[/p][/quote]They don't have rent arrears, they came to an agreement with the council to pay later, a different thing entirely! from the original article [quote] A spokeswoman said: “There has been a delay in the airport submitting its certificate of turnover and profit, due to technical issues when the airport moved to new auditors. “As soon as we became aware of this issue, we immediately contacted the council to ask for an extension, which it granted.” Andrew Moring, Southend councillor responsible for corporate services, said: “This isn’t a significant concern because, regardless of when the certificate is produced, the rent is backdated with interest applied to any late payment, so the council’s income won’t be compromised.” [/quote][/p][/quote]also. at grid reference TQ875890 there's a flying pig dispensing cash from its belly as it drifts overhead.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the council could introduce a similar scheme for all its tenants, whereby if you don't prepare your tax return on time then you don't have to pay your rent. Nebs
  • Score: 15

2:05pm Fri 24 Jan 14

DannyK86 says...

MilesBond wrote:
Romania? great :(
I went for a stag weekend last Summer - it's actually quite nice!
[quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: Romania? great :([/p][/quote]I went for a stag weekend last Summer - it's actually quite nice! DannyK86
  • Score: -9

2:10pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Will_s1986 says...

Where do half you people get your nformation from? Get a grip will. It's very simple to just MOVE if you don't like the 'noise'
Where do half you people get your nformation from? Get a grip will. It's very simple to just MOVE if you don't like the 'noise' Will_s1986
  • Score: -15

4:00pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

Having had the misfortune to fly from "London" Luton (just LOVE the slow bus from the train to the airport) and "London" Stansted - the Stansted Express is NOT always very express!! - lets hope that London Southend is indeed set for new routes.

But never believe these stories until the flights are scheduled and bookable!!
Having had the misfortune to fly from "London" Luton (just LOVE the slow bus from the train to the airport) and "London" Stansted - the Stansted Express is NOT always very express!! - lets hope that London Southend is indeed set for new routes. But never believe these stories until the flights are scheduled and bookable!! Sensible Man
  • Score: 4

4:34pm Fri 24 Jan 14

jolllyboy says...

Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights.
As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............
Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights. As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish............. jolllyboy
  • Score: 14

4:51pm Fri 24 Jan 14

DannyK86 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights.
As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............
It's funny how you cling onto any straw you can find to object to the airport, like that flights to Romania will mean all local jobs will be taken by Romanians.

Utter nonsense. I think it's probably fair to say that firstly the media has overhyped the issue, not that many will come, and secondly nearly all that do come will go that that SLIGHTLY larger economic powerhouse just down the railway line (London, if you need it explained to you).

And judging by the women I saw in Bucharest, I say let them come! ;)
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights. As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............[/p][/quote]It's funny how you cling onto any straw you can find to object to the airport, like that flights to Romania will mean all local jobs will be taken by Romanians. Utter nonsense. I think it's probably fair to say that firstly the media has overhyped the issue, not that many will come, and secondly nearly all that do come will go that that SLIGHTLY larger economic powerhouse just down the railway line (London, if you need it explained to you). And judging by the women I saw in Bucharest, I say let them come! ;) DannyK86
  • Score: -11

5:26pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

jollyboy -

Sorry - too expensive to fly from Southend? I think that if you look at the Easyjet website you will find that Southend is very frequently much cheaper than their other London airports.

What on earth are you talking about??

Evidence please.
jollyboy - Sorry - too expensive to fly from Southend? I think that if you look at the Easyjet website you will find that Southend is very frequently much cheaper than their other London airports. What on earth are you talking about?? Evidence please. Sensible Man
  • Score: -7

5:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Sensible Man wrote:
jollyboy -

Sorry - too expensive to fly from Southend? I think that if you look at the Easyjet website you will find that Southend is very frequently much cheaper than their other London airports.

What on earth are you talking about??

Evidence please.
He talks out of his ar$e
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: jollyboy - Sorry - too expensive to fly from Southend? I think that if you look at the Easyjet website you will find that Southend is very frequently much cheaper than their other London airports. What on earth are you talking about?? Evidence please.[/p][/quote]He talks out of his ar$e Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -5

5:47pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Britanniaman says...

Been there got the T shirt wrote:
Britanniaman wrote:
Its still so expensive to travel from Southend airport it still worked out cheaper to me to go from Heathrow airport and that was including the expense to travel to Heathrow.
If it's past your budget, try Butlins...LoL
lol Butlins is more expensive then spain
[quote][p][bold]Been there got the T shirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Britanniaman[/bold] wrote: Its still so expensive to travel from Southend airport it still worked out cheaper to me to go from Heathrow airport and that was including the expense to travel to Heathrow.[/p][/quote]If it's past your budget, try Butlins...LoL[/p][/quote]lol Butlins is more expensive then spain Britanniaman
  • Score: 15

5:48pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Makebelieve says...

The actual fare may at times be more but when you consider parking and 2hrs of fuel each way to LHR, this is when Southend comes into its own. Also the time from security to gate can be a monster walk, T3 is terrible for that!

Id love to use Gibraltar, lovely little British enclave and great for a booze run. Plus no more T3 (see above)!
The actual fare may at times be more but when you consider parking and 2hrs of fuel each way to LHR, this is when Southend comes into its own. Also the time from security to gate can be a monster walk, T3 is terrible for that! Id love to use Gibraltar, lovely little British enclave and great for a booze run. Plus no more T3 (see above)! Makebelieve
  • Score: -2

6:08pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Blackstar says...

Turkey too far to fly from Southend??

Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend.

Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.
Turkey too far to fly from Southend?? Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend. Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer. Blackstar
  • Score: -1

7:51pm Fri 24 Jan 14

EastStBoy says...

The more routes the better :) bring them on!

(and bring on the thumbs down from the NIMBYs - it's the only thing they have left to resist our fast growing, and good for the local economy, airport)

:)
The more routes the better :) bring them on! (and bring on the thumbs down from the NIMBYs - it's the only thing they have left to resist our fast growing, and good for the local economy, airport) :) EastStBoy
  • Score: -5

8:31pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Alec Cikes says...

London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away!
London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away! Alec Cikes
  • Score: -4

9:05pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Nebs says...

Alec Cikes wrote:
London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away!
Glad to hear that it is fantastic for the local economy. Do you have the figures please, as I can't find them anywhere, how much goes into the local economy compared to how much goes out?
[quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away![/p][/quote]Glad to hear that it is fantastic for the local economy. Do you have the figures please, as I can't find them anywhere, how much goes into the local economy compared to how much goes out? Nebs
  • Score: 8

10:15pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Makebelieve says...

Nebs wrote:
Alec Cikes wrote:
London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away!
Glad to hear that it is fantastic for the local economy. Do you have the figures please, as I can't find them anywhere, how much goes into the local economy compared to how much goes out?
How about the numbers employed at the airport since expansion? Many of the Easyjet cabin crew are local too. How about that for facts?

Those employed contribute to the local economy.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away![/p][/quote]Glad to hear that it is fantastic for the local economy. Do you have the figures please, as I can't find them anywhere, how much goes into the local economy compared to how much goes out?[/p][/quote]How about the numbers employed at the airport since expansion? Many of the Easyjet cabin crew are local too. How about that for facts? Those employed contribute to the local economy. Makebelieve
  • Score: -10

10:17pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Alec Cikes says...

Nebs wrote:
Alec Cikes wrote:
London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away!
Glad to hear that it is fantastic for the local economy. Do you have the figures please, as I can't find them anywhere, how much goes into the local economy compared to how much goes out?
No stats, just a hunch! Believe that the general "openness" is good for the region.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away![/p][/quote]Glad to hear that it is fantastic for the local economy. Do you have the figures please, as I can't find them anywhere, how much goes into the local economy compared to how much goes out?[/p][/quote]No stats, just a hunch! Believe that the general "openness" is good for the region. Alec Cikes
  • Score: -8

10:53pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Deborah007 says...

Alec Cikes wrote:
London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away!
We do indeed. Let's keep London Southend as a local-brew come- International airport.... and keep the air in our sails! We will all benefit from these European destinations for sure.
[quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away![/p][/quote]We do indeed. Let's keep London Southend as a local-brew come- International airport.... and keep the air in our sails! We will all benefit from these European destinations for sure. Deborah007
  • Score: -4

12:00am Sat 25 Jan 14

liseinga says...

I fly to Copenhagen a couple of times a year and would love it if they start flying there from Southend. Best potentional news in ages.
I fly to Copenhagen a couple of times a year and would love it if they start flying there from Southend. Best potentional news in ages. liseinga
  • Score: -3

1:12am Sat 25 Jan 14

Nebs says...

Makebelieve wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Alec Cikes wrote:
London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away!
Glad to hear that it is fantastic for the local economy. Do you have the figures please, as I can't find them anywhere, how much goes into the local economy compared to how much goes out?
How about the numbers employed at the airport since expansion? Many of the Easyjet cabin crew are local too. How about that for facts?

Those employed contribute to the local economy.
They do, you are right. It's a great fact and cannot be argued with.
But those that go abroad and spend their money abroad are taking money out of the local economy. I have spent ages trying to find out the balance, both for the local area and for the UK as a whole. I'd have thought there would be net gains, otherwise the government wouldn't be so eager to build more runways in the South East, but I just can't find the evidence to back up my assumption.
[quote][p][bold]Makebelieve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: London Southend is fantastic for the local economy! Bring it on! We love these European destinations being just a stone's throw away![/p][/quote]Glad to hear that it is fantastic for the local economy. Do you have the figures please, as I can't find them anywhere, how much goes into the local economy compared to how much goes out?[/p][/quote]How about the numbers employed at the airport since expansion? Many of the Easyjet cabin crew are local too. How about that for facts? Those employed contribute to the local economy.[/p][/quote]They do, you are right. It's a great fact and cannot be argued with. But those that go abroad and spend their money abroad are taking money out of the local economy. I have spent ages trying to find out the balance, both for the local area and for the UK as a whole. I'd have thought there would be net gains, otherwise the government wouldn't be so eager to build more runways in the South East, but I just can't find the evidence to back up my assumption. Nebs
  • Score: -1

9:31am Sat 25 Jan 14

Campbell's dad says...

Blackstar wrote:
Turkey too far to fly from Southend??

Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend.

Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.
But, the weight restrictions of Southend's runway, means the planes have to stop to refuel somewhere along the way, that is unless they are far from full of fare paying customers. So all the talk of extending the runway (that would also need it to be widened) to cater for bigger planes is not the issue they will have. They would need to completely dig up & lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. So distance is not the issue, it is the all up weight of the plane, too much fuel means less fare paying passengers, Sleazy Jet will not run semi empty planes for long.
[quote][p][bold]Blackstar[/bold] wrote: Turkey too far to fly from Southend?? Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend. Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.[/p][/quote]But, the weight restrictions of Southend's runway, means the planes have to stop to refuel somewhere along the way, that is unless they are far from full of fare paying customers. So all the talk of extending the runway (that would also need it to be widened) to cater for bigger planes is not the issue they will have. They would need to completely dig up & lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. So distance is not the issue, it is the all up weight of the plane, too much fuel means less fare paying passengers, Sleazy Jet will not run semi empty planes for long. Campbell's dad
  • Score: -1

10:15am Sat 25 Jan 14

Makebelieve says...

You wont need larger aircraft, an A320 can make it easily as could an A319. I flew on one to Dalaman from Stansted so size is not an issue. The weight I cannot argue as I have no facts to dispute, the noise may be an issue too as the aircraft will need the full runway and be full thrust to make it.

Do the new Embraers have the range? Their performance is better than airbus
You wont need larger aircraft, an A320 can make it easily as could an A319. I flew on one to Dalaman from Stansted so size is not an issue. The weight I cannot argue as I have no facts to dispute, the noise may be an issue too as the aircraft will need the full runway and be full thrust to make it. Do the new Embraers have the range? Their performance is better than airbus Makebelieve
  • Score: -1

10:50am Sat 25 Jan 14

costa-del-blowfly says...

Campbell's dad wrote:
Blackstar wrote:
Turkey too far to fly from Southend??

Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend.

Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.
But, the weight restrictions of Southend's runway, means the planes have to stop to refuel somewhere along the way, that is unless they are far from full of fare paying customers. So all the talk of extending the runway (that would also need it to be widened) to cater for bigger planes is not the issue they will have. They would need to completely dig up & lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. So distance is not the issue, it is the all up weight of the plane, too much fuel means less fare paying passengers, Sleazy Jet will not run semi empty planes for long.
If you're going to write a load of nonsense at least give it a better go than that.

1. All of the Airbus A320 family has the range to make it to Turkey without the need to refuel.

2. Ford current charter a regular service to Istanbul out of Southend Airport.
[quote][p][bold]Campbell's dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackstar[/bold] wrote: Turkey too far to fly from Southend?? Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend. Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.[/p][/quote]But, the weight restrictions of Southend's runway, means the planes have to stop to refuel somewhere along the way, that is unless they are far from full of fare paying customers. So all the talk of extending the runway (that would also need it to be widened) to cater for bigger planes is not the issue they will have. They would need to completely dig up & lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. So distance is not the issue, it is the all up weight of the plane, too much fuel means less fare paying passengers, Sleazy Jet will not run semi empty planes for long.[/p][/quote]If you're going to write a load of nonsense at least give it a better go than that. 1. All of the Airbus A320 family has the range to make it to Turkey without the need to refuel. 2. Ford current charter a regular service to Istanbul out of Southend Airport. costa-del-blowfly
  • Score: -2

11:08am Sat 25 Jan 14

mrttev says...

About widen runway , have you forgotten Lockheed Tristar was biggest plane ever landed at southend old runway without any problem
About widen runway , have you forgotten Lockheed Tristar was biggest plane ever landed at southend old runway without any problem mrttev
  • Score: 2

11:29am Sat 25 Jan 14

Been there got the T shirt says...

EastStBoy wrote:
The more routes the better :) bring them on!

(and bring on the thumbs down from the NIMBYs - it's the only thing they have left to resist our fast growing, and good for the local economy, airport)

:)
Yeah BRING IN THE BIG ONES, BRING IN THE BOEINGS, FANTASTIC SOUNDS
[quote][p][bold]EastStBoy[/bold] wrote: The more routes the better :) bring them on! (and bring on the thumbs down from the NIMBYs - it's the only thing they have left to resist our fast growing, and good for the local economy, airport) :)[/p][/quote]Yeah BRING IN THE BIG ONES, BRING IN THE BOEINGS, FANTASTIC SOUNDS Been there got the T shirt
  • Score: -9

11:39am Sat 25 Jan 14

Blackstar says...

Campbell's dad wrote:

lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets.

I can assure Campbells Dad the runway at Southend is not made of 'compacted soil' or similar. It has a concrete base topped with asphalt
and friction surface and grooved for run-off to prevent standing water. It has CAT 1 ILS and PAPI at both ends. Probably one of the most modern runways in the UK and meets all European Legislation.
Campbell's dad wrote: lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. I can assure Campbells Dad the runway at Southend is not made of 'compacted soil' or similar. It has a concrete base topped with asphalt and friction surface and grooved for run-off to prevent standing water. It has CAT 1 ILS and PAPI at both ends. Probably one of the most modern runways in the UK and meets all European Legislation. Blackstar
  • Score: 7

2:04pm Sat 25 Jan 14

reg reg says...

I LIVE RIGHT UNDER THE FLIGHT PATH AND IT IS A BIT OF AN ANNOYANCE
BUT I USE THE AIRPORT A LOT AND IT IS A REAL HELP
SO 6 OF ONE HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER
CAKE AND EAT IT !
BOOT ON THE OTHER FOOT!
ARIGHT FOR HIM WHAT ABOUT ME !
PROS AND CONS
AT THE END OF THE DAY AS LONG AS IT STAYS THIS BIG, MAYBE A COUPLE OF MORE DESTINATIONS ITS GOOD FOR SOUTHEND !
I LIVE RIGHT UNDER THE FLIGHT PATH AND IT IS A BIT OF AN ANNOYANCE BUT I USE THE AIRPORT A LOT AND IT IS A REAL HELP SO 6 OF ONE HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER CAKE AND EAT IT ! BOOT ON THE OTHER FOOT! ARIGHT FOR HIM WHAT ABOUT ME ! PROS AND CONS AT THE END OF THE DAY AS LONG AS IT STAYS THIS BIG, MAYBE A COUPLE OF MORE DESTINATIONS ITS GOOD FOR SOUTHEND ! reg reg
  • Score: -2

2:11pm Sat 25 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

Air Tallin flew in from Humberside last night and are flying back at 6.30 tonight - The Hull footie team?

BA also flew in from Madrid and flew out a couple of hours later this morning.

Wish someone would fly to Limoges - could visit by brother for the weekend.
Air Tallin flew in from Humberside last night and are flying back at 6.30 tonight - The Hull footie team? BA also flew in from Madrid and flew out a couple of hours later this morning. Wish someone would fly to Limoges - could visit by brother for the weekend. RochfordRob
  • Score: 1

6:57pm Sat 25 Jan 14

southendfanman says...

What about Malta?
What about Malta? southendfanman
  • Score: 0

9:01am Sun 26 Jan 14

Campbell's dad says...

costa-del-blowfly wrote:
Campbell's dad wrote:
Blackstar wrote:
Turkey too far to fly from Southend??

Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend.

Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.
But, the weight restrictions of Southend's runway, means the planes have to stop to refuel somewhere along the way, that is unless they are far from full of fare paying customers. So all the talk of extending the runway (that would also need it to be widened) to cater for bigger planes is not the issue they will have. They would need to completely dig up & lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. So distance is not the issue, it is the all up weight of the plane, too much fuel means less fare paying passengers, Sleazy Jet will not run semi empty planes for long.
If you're going to write a load of nonsense at least give it a better go than that.

1. All of the Airbus A320 family has the range to make it to Turkey without the need to refuel.

2. Ford current charter a regular service to Istanbul out of Southend Airport.
Sure A320s have the range for Turkey, with a full load of fare paying passengers, but, the all up weight of the plane then exceeds that allowed by the runway at Southend.
Hence they will need to refuel on the way to Turkey, same as they do now when flying to Tenerife. The return journey will have the plane under the weight limit, because it will have burnt up tons of un taxed fuel on the way, hence being under the max weight limit of the runway.
I have no idea about any Ford charter flights, or how full they are etc. but when I flew to Turkey for Ford, from a real airport, we all tended to take just hand luggage.
[quote][p][bold]costa-del-blowfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Campbell's dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackstar[/bold] wrote: Turkey too far to fly from Southend?? Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend. Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.[/p][/quote]But, the weight restrictions of Southend's runway, means the planes have to stop to refuel somewhere along the way, that is unless they are far from full of fare paying customers. So all the talk of extending the runway (that would also need it to be widened) to cater for bigger planes is not the issue they will have. They would need to completely dig up & lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. So distance is not the issue, it is the all up weight of the plane, too much fuel means less fare paying passengers, Sleazy Jet will not run semi empty planes for long.[/p][/quote]If you're going to write a load of nonsense at least give it a better go than that. 1. All of the Airbus A320 family has the range to make it to Turkey without the need to refuel. 2. Ford current charter a regular service to Istanbul out of Southend Airport.[/p][/quote]Sure A320s have the range for Turkey, with a full load of fare paying passengers, but, the all up weight of the plane then exceeds that allowed by the runway at Southend. Hence they will need to refuel on the way to Turkey, same as they do now when flying to Tenerife. The return journey will have the plane under the weight limit, because it will have burnt up tons of un taxed fuel on the way, hence being under the max weight limit of the runway. I have no idea about any Ford charter flights, or how full they are etc. but when I flew to Turkey for Ford, from a real airport, we all tended to take just hand luggage. Campbell's dad
  • Score: -3

9:19am Sun 26 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

RochfordRob wrote:
Air Tallin flew in from Humberside last night and are flying back at 6.30 tonight - The Hull footie team?

BA also flew in from Madrid and flew out a couple of hours later this morning.

Wish someone would fly to Limoges - could visit by brother for the weekend.
Sorry, it was EstoniaAir FROM Tallin. Must have been a terrible mistake to make, three people gave me the thumbs down for it??

Tsk, must try harder.
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: Air Tallin flew in from Humberside last night and are flying back at 6.30 tonight - The Hull footie team? BA also flew in from Madrid and flew out a couple of hours later this morning. Wish someone would fly to Limoges - could visit by brother for the weekend.[/p][/quote]Sorry, it was EstoniaAir FROM Tallin. Must have been a terrible mistake to make, three people gave me the thumbs down for it?? Tsk, must try harder. RochfordRob
  • Score: 2

11:07am Sun 26 Jan 14

tophat27dt says...

RochfordRob wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
Air Tallin flew in from Humberside last night and are flying back at 6.30 tonight - The Hull footie team?

BA also flew in from Madrid and flew out a couple of hours later this morning.

Wish someone would fly to Limoges - could visit by brother for the weekend.
Sorry, it was EstoniaAir FROM Tallin. Must have been a terrible mistake to make, three people gave me the thumbs down for it??

Tsk, must try harder.
Don't worry about the thumbs down stuff. That is entered by the anti-airport nimbys who know nothing about charter flights. The Estonia Air jet was used to bring in Hull City on Friday and fly them back up to Humberside Saturday evening. The BA flight from Madrid was a weather diversion (I assume London City). Fords currently have no flights from Southend. I can read from "Campbell's dad" that he too is anti Southend so take no notice what he writes (he was invisibly suggesting that Southend is not a real airport).
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: Air Tallin flew in from Humberside last night and are flying back at 6.30 tonight - The Hull footie team? BA also flew in from Madrid and flew out a couple of hours later this morning. Wish someone would fly to Limoges - could visit by brother for the weekend.[/p][/quote]Sorry, it was EstoniaAir FROM Tallin. Must have been a terrible mistake to make, three people gave me the thumbs down for it?? Tsk, must try harder.[/p][/quote]Don't worry about the thumbs down stuff. That is entered by the anti-airport nimbys who know nothing about charter flights. The Estonia Air jet was used to bring in Hull City on Friday and fly them back up to Humberside Saturday evening. The BA flight from Madrid was a weather diversion (I assume London City). Fords currently have no flights from Southend. I can read from "Campbell's dad" that he too is anti Southend so take no notice what he writes (he was invisibly suggesting that Southend is not a real airport). tophat27dt
  • Score: 2

11:31am Sun 26 Jan 14

costa-del-blowfly says...

Campbell's dad wrote:
costa-del-blowfly wrote:
Campbell's dad wrote:
Blackstar wrote:
Turkey too far to fly from Southend??

Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend.

Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.
But, the weight restrictions of Southend's runway, means the planes have to stop to refuel somewhere along the way, that is unless they are far from full of fare paying customers. So all the talk of extending the runway (that would also need it to be widened) to cater for bigger planes is not the issue they will have. They would need to completely dig up & lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. So distance is not the issue, it is the all up weight of the plane, too much fuel means less fare paying passengers, Sleazy Jet will not run semi empty planes for long.
If you're going to write a load of nonsense at least give it a better go than that.

1. All of the Airbus A320 family has the range to make it to Turkey without the need to refuel.

2. Ford current charter a regular service to Istanbul out of Southend Airport.
Sure A320s have the range for Turkey, with a full load of fare paying passengers, but, the all up weight of the plane then exceeds that allowed by the runway at Southend.
Hence they will need to refuel on the way to Turkey, same as they do now when flying to Tenerife. The return journey will have the plane under the weight limit, because it will have burnt up tons of un taxed fuel on the way, hence being under the max weight limit of the runway.
I have no idea about any Ford charter flights, or how full they are etc. but when I flew to Turkey for Ford, from a real airport, we all tended to take just hand luggage.
Can you provide the details of where the EasyJet flights from Southend to Tenerife stop to refuel, as there is no indication from the routing details that this occurs?

The next bit just doesn't make sense; the plane on the return journey will be "...under the weight limit...", due to burning up "...tons of untaxed fuel...". What doe those statements even mean?

And can you please provide the official definition of a 'real airport'.
[quote][p][bold]Campbell's dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa-del-blowfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Campbell's dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackstar[/bold] wrote: Turkey too far to fly from Southend?? Easyjet currently operate the A320 twice a week to Tenerife from Southend. Southend to Antalya is approximately the same distance, Dalaman is even nearer.[/p][/quote]But, the weight restrictions of Southend's runway, means the planes have to stop to refuel somewhere along the way, that is unless they are far from full of fare paying customers. So all the talk of extending the runway (that would also need it to be widened) to cater for bigger planes is not the issue they will have. They would need to completely dig up & lay a proper runway, not the current type of compacted soil (may be technically the wrong name), which is somewhat rare for a so called fully operational runway for heavy jets. So distance is not the issue, it is the all up weight of the plane, too much fuel means less fare paying passengers, Sleazy Jet will not run semi empty planes for long.[/p][/quote]If you're going to write a load of nonsense at least give it a better go than that. 1. All of the Airbus A320 family has the range to make it to Turkey without the need to refuel. 2. Ford current charter a regular service to Istanbul out of Southend Airport.[/p][/quote]Sure A320s have the range for Turkey, with a full load of fare paying passengers, but, the all up weight of the plane then exceeds that allowed by the runway at Southend. Hence they will need to refuel on the way to Turkey, same as they do now when flying to Tenerife. The return journey will have the plane under the weight limit, because it will have burnt up tons of un taxed fuel on the way, hence being under the max weight limit of the runway. I have no idea about any Ford charter flights, or how full they are etc. but when I flew to Turkey for Ford, from a real airport, we all tended to take just hand luggage.[/p][/quote]Can you provide the details of where the EasyJet flights from Southend to Tenerife stop to refuel, as there is no indication from the routing details that this occurs? The next bit just doesn't make sense; the plane on the return journey will be "...under the weight limit...", due to burning up "...tons of untaxed fuel...". What doe those statements even mean? And can you please provide the official definition of a 'real airport'. costa-del-blowfly
  • Score: 3

2:24pm Sun 26 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

southendfanman wrote:
What about Malta?
That's coming, as will be Egypt, Sharma sheik
[quote][p][bold]southendfanman[/bold] wrote: What about Malta?[/p][/quote]That's coming, as will be Egypt, Sharma sheik You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -1

2:39pm Sun 26 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

southendfanman wrote:
What about Malta?
That's coming, as will be Egypt, Sharma sheik
[quote][p][bold]southendfanman[/bold] wrote: What about Malta?[/p][/quote]That's coming, as will be Egypt, Sharma sheik You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -1

2:53pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

You'd feel... (that's your latest name is it???)

Do you actually have ANY idea what you are talking about?? For a start - it is Sharm El Sheikh - and what on earth leads you to believe that there is any proposal for such a route to start from Southend? Evidence please.

Do you just make things up as you go along????
You'd feel... (that's your latest name is it???) Do you actually have ANY idea what you are talking about?? For a start - it is Sharm El Sheikh - and what on earth leads you to believe that there is any proposal for such a route to start from Southend? Evidence please. Do you just make things up as you go along???? Sensible Man
  • Score: 4

3:23pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

Campbells-dad -

And what on earth are YOU talking about?

So where exactly do the Southend - Tenerife flights stop to refuel?

And - as you presumably work / worked for Ford if you used their charters - what REAL(??!!!???) airport did you travel from - and which airline operated the charter flights to Turkey?? And when exactly did these flights operate?

Look forward to your reply - but will not hold my breath.

And still no reply from jollyboy about his / her bizarre assertion that flights from Southend are more expensive!!!!
Campbells-dad - And what on earth are YOU talking about? So where exactly do the Southend - Tenerife flights stop to refuel? And - as you presumably work / worked for Ford if you used their charters - what REAL(??!!!???) airport did you travel from - and which airline operated the charter flights to Turkey?? And when exactly did these flights operate? Look forward to your reply - but will not hold my breath. And still no reply from jollyboy about his / her bizarre assertion that flights from Southend are more expensive!!!! Sensible Man
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Sensible Man says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Campbells-dad -

And what on earth are YOU talking about?

So where exactly do the Southend - Tenerife flights stop to refuel?

And - as you presumably work / worked for Ford if you used their charters - what REAL(??!!!???) airport did you travel from - and which airline operated the charter flights to Turkey?? And when exactly did these flights operate?

Look forward to your reply - but will not hold my breath.

And still no reply from jollyboy about his / her bizarre assertion that flights from Southend are more expensive!!!!
I have just noticed that I need to apologise for part of my previous post - I note that Campbells-dad has stated that he has no idea about Ford charters so I assume he must have used a scheduled flight to Turkey from a "real" airport. My apologies for that. But - please clarify why Southend is not a "real" airport.

Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Campbells-dad - And what on earth are YOU talking about? So where exactly do the Southend - Tenerife flights stop to refuel? And - as you presumably work / worked for Ford if you used their charters - what REAL(??!!!???) airport did you travel from - and which airline operated the charter flights to Turkey?? And when exactly did these flights operate? Look forward to your reply - but will not hold my breath. And still no reply from jollyboy about his / her bizarre assertion that flights from Southend are more expensive!!!![/p][/quote]I have just noticed that I need to apologise for part of my previous post - I note that Campbells-dad has stated that he has no idea about Ford charters so I assume he must have used a scheduled flight to Turkey from a "real" airport. My apologies for that. But - please clarify why Southend is not a "real" airport. Thank you. Sensible Man
  • Score: 0

9:50pm Sun 26 Jan 14

tophat27dt says...

I have it confirmed that Easyjet's flights fly DIRECT to Tenerife and back; no refuel stop as written by Cambell's dad.
I have it confirmed that Easyjet's flights fly DIRECT to Tenerife and back; no refuel stop as written by Cambell's dad. tophat27dt
  • Score: 2

7:10am Mon 27 Jan 14

Ritab5 says...

In the late 60s channel airways run a Scottish flyer service from Southend airport which was very popular and always full, would be really popular if this was re started flying as a bus stop service to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and terminating at Inverness
In the late 60s channel airways run a Scottish flyer service from Southend airport which was very popular and always full, would be really popular if this was re started flying as a bus stop service to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and terminating at Inverness Ritab5
  • Score: 4

7:25am Mon 27 Jan 14

southendfanman says...

Add another runway, that would be good and more night flight lol
Add another runway, that would be good and more night flight lol southendfanman
  • Score: 2

3:13pm Mon 27 Jan 14

tophat27dt says...

Press released today is that Flybe will operate 3x weekly this summer Southend-Newquay-Sou
thend. Good news.
Press released today is that Flybe will operate 3x weekly this summer Southend-Newquay-Sou thend. Good news. tophat27dt
  • Score: 9

10:25pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Dr Sloan says...

any news on flights to Canvey?
any news on flights to Canvey? Dr Sloan
  • Score: 3

9:59am Tue 28 Jan 14

reg reg says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights.
As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............
turkey to far ?
its the same as tenerife
and as for Romania its a great place to go on holiday!
to expensive what are you talking about ?
i flew to Bcn & faro for less money than it costs to park my car in Stansted
£48 return & £58 return Stansted parking £62
fly a full load ?
it is a standard international runway same length as la palma in the canary islands& is made of high grade materials
total rubbish
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights. As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............[/p][/quote]turkey to far ? its the same as tenerife and as for Romania its a great place to go on holiday! to expensive what are you talking about ? i flew to Bcn & faro for less money than it costs to park my car in Stansted £48 return & £58 return Stansted parking £62 fly a full load ? it is a standard international runway same length as la palma in the canary islands& is made of high grade materials total rubbish reg reg
  • Score: 4

10:21am Wed 29 Jan 14

openspace says...

reg reg wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights.
As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............
turkey to far ?
its the same as tenerife
and as for Romania its a great place to go on holiday!
to expensive what are you talking about ?
i flew to Bcn & faro for less money than it costs to park my car in Stansted
£48 return & £58 return Stansted parking £62
fly a full load ?
it is a standard international runway same length as la palma in the canary islands& is made of high grade materials
total rubbish
There are a few well known names who post on this site without ever checking their facts on runways, flight distances, etc, almost as entertaining as Monty Python on occasion.
As to price, I have used Southend airport several times after comparing prices with other airports within reach. The results, after considering parking and travel costs to other airports, Southend is as cheap, if not slightly cheaper.
The value of the time saved, getting to the airport and in the airport, considerable to me. Southend is my choice every time for destinations they cover.
I have no doubt some destinations will change, flights will come and go with the market, but core flights will ensure that the airport remains a great success.

PS, anybody know who SAEN are campaigning about these days ??
[quote][p][bold]reg reg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights. As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............[/p][/quote]turkey to far ? its the same as tenerife and as for Romania its a great place to go on holiday! to expensive what are you talking about ? i flew to Bcn & faro for less money than it costs to park my car in Stansted £48 return & £58 return Stansted parking £62 fly a full load ? it is a standard international runway same length as la palma in the canary islands& is made of high grade materials total rubbish[/p][/quote]There are a few well known names who post on this site without ever checking their facts on runways, flight distances, etc, almost as entertaining as Monty Python on occasion. As to price, I have used Southend airport several times after comparing prices with other airports within reach. The results, after considering parking and travel costs to other airports, Southend is as cheap, if not slightly cheaper. The value of the time saved, getting to the airport and in the airport, considerable to me. Southend is my choice every time for destinations they cover. I have no doubt some destinations will change, flights will come and go with the market, but core flights will ensure that the airport remains a great success. PS, anybody know who SAEN are campaigning about these days ?? openspace
  • Score: 3

10:52am Wed 29 Jan 14

reg reg says...

openspace wrote:
reg reg wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights.
As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............
turkey to far ?
its the same as tenerife
and as for Romania its a great place to go on holiday!
to expensive what are you talking about ?
i flew to Bcn & faro for less money than it costs to park my car in Stansted
£48 return & £58 return Stansted parking £62
fly a full load ?
it is a standard international runway same length as la palma in the canary islands& is made of high grade materials
total rubbish
There are a few well known names who post on this site without ever checking their facts on runways, flight distances, etc, almost as entertaining as Monty Python on occasion.
As to price, I have used Southend airport several times after comparing prices with other airports within reach. The results, after considering parking and travel costs to other airports, Southend is as cheap, if not slightly cheaper.
The value of the time saved, getting to the airport and in the airport, considerable to me. Southend is my choice every time for destinations they cover.
I have no doubt some destinations will change, flights will come and go with the market, but core flights will ensure that the airport remains a great success.

PS, anybody know who SAEN are campaigning about these days ??
exactly
i have flown from Southend about 20 time now and i always choose my destination by this airport ( for a jolly ) that is.
the top reason being that most of the time especially at night the landing time to arriving back home sometimes runs into 3 hours
not from here i landed once at 10 .55 pm and was in bed at 11.30
cant beat this airport
[quote][p][bold]openspace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reg reg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Turkey is a no go from Southend - it is just too far. They should stick to europe capitals. For local jobsIi too fear Romanian flights. As to the others most will probably start but the take up will not be enough for the big boys when they realise they cannot fly a full load on this runway. I agree it is too expensive to fly from southend anyway compared to other airports.I have worked at an accountants and I do not feel that it takes this long for new auditors to service a new customer especially with paying such a tiddly amount. As to moving - I wish.............[/p][/quote]turkey to far ? its the same as tenerife and as for Romania its a great place to go on holiday! to expensive what are you talking about ? i flew to Bcn & faro for less money than it costs to park my car in Stansted £48 return & £58 return Stansted parking £62 fly a full load ? it is a standard international runway same length as la palma in the canary islands& is made of high grade materials total rubbish[/p][/quote]There are a few well known names who post on this site without ever checking their facts on runways, flight distances, etc, almost as entertaining as Monty Python on occasion. As to price, I have used Southend airport several times after comparing prices with other airports within reach. The results, after considering parking and travel costs to other airports, Southend is as cheap, if not slightly cheaper. The value of the time saved, getting to the airport and in the airport, considerable to me. Southend is my choice every time for destinations they cover. I have no doubt some destinations will change, flights will come and go with the market, but core flights will ensure that the airport remains a great success. PS, anybody know who SAEN are campaigning about these days ??[/p][/quote]exactly i have flown from Southend about 20 time now and i always choose my destination by this airport ( for a jolly ) that is. the top reason being that most of the time especially at night the landing time to arriving back home sometimes runs into 3 hours not from here i landed once at 10 .55 pm and was in bed at 11.30 cant beat this airport reg reg
  • Score: 5

9:57pm Wed 29 Jan 14

henrygale says...

Red Hand Gang wrote:
That return journey will probably be rammed jammed as the Romanians will sensibly take up our genourous £7:00 an hour mininmun wage offer.
Could be bad timing a for the struggling folk of Essex.
What kind of job do you do where a Romanian who cannot speak the language can walk in a take it from you?
[quote][p][bold]Red Hand Gang[/bold] wrote: That return journey will probably be rammed jammed as the Romanians will sensibly take up our genourous £7:00 an hour mininmun wage offer. Could be bad timing a for the struggling folk of Essex.[/p][/quote]What kind of job do you do where a Romanian who cannot speak the language can walk in a take it from you? henrygale
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