London Southend Airport, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex
London Southend Airport is a regional airport in the District of Rochford within Essex, England.
The airport is closer to Rochford than Southend town centre. A frequent rail service runs from Rochford (3/4 mile away) to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes. Taxis are available outside the terminal.
Southend Airport mainly operates passenger charter and business flights, cargo flights, pilot training (in both aircraft and helicopters), and recreational flying.
The runway at Southend Airport has a CAA Ordinary Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
Southend Airport has an excellent weather record, allowing smaller airliners to use it as a diversion alternative when adverse weather or other incidents cause aircraft to divert from either Stansted or London City Airport.
The airport is also popular with film-makers.
Southend Airport Facilities
The terminal houses a cafe, check-in desks, departure lounge, a photo booth, an ATM (dispensing Euros and Sterling), a small tourist information point, an executive VIP lounge and reception area. There is a taxi rank and free car park 100 metres in front of the terminal.
Bus services operated by Arriva Southend are available from the public road fronting the airport entrance to Southend (7, 8 and 9), Rochford (7 and 8), Ashingdon (7), Hawkwell (8), Hockley (7 and 8), Eastwood (9) and Rayleigh (7, 8 and 9). Routes 7, 8 & 9 are normally operated by modern low-floor easy access buses.
The Airport is home to several Flying Clubs:
Flight Centre Flying Club
Seawing Flying Club
Southend Flying Club
Willowair Flying Club
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