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London Southend Airport

  • PAX: 900,000

About The Airport

London Southend is London’s newest airport in the world’s largest aviation market – 180m annual passengers. As runways elsewhere in the capital return to 100% capacity, it will become the London airport of choice for more passengers and airlines.

Its substantial 8.2m catchment – 75% of which is in London – gives its partners access to some of the fastest growing areas in the UK – Shoreditch, Stratford and Shenfield in East London and Essex.

Easily accessible, central London is just 52 minutes away by trains that run up to six times per hour in the peak, with its own airport station just 40 paces from the terminal.

One of the UK’s fastest growing airports pre-pandemic, the award-winning facility saw more than 40 viable short-haul routes. With its own uncongested London airspace and one-stop approach to airport fees, handling and fuel, its attractiveness is undeniable.

It also operates in a sustainable way, with over 20% of its energy usage from its own solar farm.

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: easyJet, Aeroitalia, Balkan, Titan Airways, Air Alsie
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 5
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 12
  • Number of Terminals: 1
  • Number of Runways: 1
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 1856
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 1
  • Ownership: Esken
  • Operational Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Total Catchment Population: 8,200,000
  • Aircraft Parking Stands: 21 code C