About Southend Airport
Work on Southend Airport terminal extension is underway
Work on an extension to the terminal at London Southend Airport that will enable more than three hundred additional new, local jobs being created will get underway in early November.
Kier has been appointed as the key contractor for the work, and constructionof the extension will be split into three phases. The first phase is a new arrivals facility, and this is scheduled to be ready at the end of May 2013. The final phase will be completed just before Christmas 2013.
Phase 1 of the light and airy, fly-through terminal becameoperational on 28 February 2012 and is less than 100 paces from the new railway station. Passengers flying out from the airport will wait for a maximum of four-minutes for security, whilst those arriving with just hand luggage can expect to travel from plane to train within 15 minutes of leaving the aircraft.
This Phase 2 extensionis to ensure those high standards of service passengers are currently enjoying are not compromised as passenger numbers grow towards 2million per year by 2020. This extension will cost around £10 million to complete.
The terminal building will become 90 metres longer. The number of check in desks / baggage drop off points will increase, as will the amount of space for passengers in security. The Departure Lounge will grow in size to enhance the experience for passengers relaxing and awaiting boarding after security. A larger Arrivals area will have enhanced baggage reclaim facilities and a larger immigration area. Retail and catering facilities will be expanded throughout the terminal in order to provide a much wider range of shops and services available to passengers.
The 300 new jobs will arise from the increase in Southend based aircraft over time which will result in a variety of additional operational and service roles such as passenger service, security, retail, catering, baggage handling, engineering and maintenance, plus airline crew from London Southend based airline operations.
easyJet expansion and flights to Berlin and Krakow come hot on the heels of terminal extension news
easyJet has announced it is accelerating the development of its London Southend base with the introduction of an additional aircraft to the three already based at Southend.
The airline has also announced two brand new routes – Berlin (Germany) and Krakow (Poland) - as part of its 2013 flight programme from the Essex airport.
easyJet will fly a year-round service to the key European business centre of Berlin, six times a week. In addition the airline will introduce a four times weekly service to Krakow. Both routes will start on 17 June 2013. Beyond that, additional capacity will be available on some of the existing routes which have proven highly popular this summer.
These two new routes bring the number of destinations served by easyJet from the airport to 13 - the airline already flies toAlicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Faro, Ibiza, Jersey, Majorca and Malaga from London Southend, with Geneva and Venice both starting soon. The new routes go on sale from Thursday 1 November at www.easyJet.com
New London Southend Airport Holiday Inn Opens
The brand new Holiday Inn at London Southend Airport is opening its doors to the public on Monday 1 October 2012.
The £10 million hotel next to the Harp House Roundabout will provide high quality and convenient facilities for airport passengers and staff, as well as local business users and restaurant diners.The striking 129-bedroom hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the London Southend Airport terminal and railway station.
In a first for Holiday Inn in the UK, the five-storey hotel has a magnificent, fully sound-proofed rooftop bar and restaurant, called the 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar; a reference to the year that airport opened as a municipal airport for the public. Guests can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the airport and surrounding area whilst enjoying their drinks or dinner. The 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar will be able to seat seventy customers, plus an exclusive private dining room for ten. It will be open for breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch.
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- Southend Airport Transfers to Ashford International £85
- Southend Airport Transfers to Docklands £75
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