London Southend Airport SEN
is not only Greater London's, but also Britain's & Europe's fastest-growing airport - operated by London Southend Airport Co. The evident success of London Southend Airport is attributable to its continuous upgrade, and its promise that passengers wait no more than four minutes to go through security, and arriving passengers with only carry-ons travel from plane to train within 15 mins of exiting the aircraft. It also was also named 'Best Airport in Britain' for the second time.
SEN Airport is located about 40 miles east of Central London, and 38 miles from Stratford, and is just off motorway A127, which in turn offers access to motorways M25, A13, A12 & on to Central London - taking about one hour.
With over 970K passengers annually, and a recently extended runway, London Southend Airport is mainly served by EasyJet Airlines offering year-round & seasonal European destinations, and presently by Aer Lingus (operated by Aer Arann) to Dublin. Flybe will offer summer services to Newquay in Cornwall, and Thomson Airways, operated by Volotea, offers seasonal Palma de Mallorca flights.
Three on-Airport Hotels
are available within a 1 to 7 minute walk of the passenger terminal (no shuttles available):
Holiday Inn Southend, Premier Inn Southend; Rochford Hotel & Skylark Hotel.
The new passenger terminal opened in 2012.
It opens daily 4am & closes 45 mins after last scheduled flight arrival. All scheduled flight passengers are requested to arrive two hours prior to flight departure
. Each airline differs as to checked carry-on baggage (contact your airline). Aer Lingus Regional check-in closes 45 mins before departure (contact: aerlingus.com/travelinformation/traveladvice/web-check-in/ );
EasyJet accepts online check-in only - arrive 40 mins before departure at baggage drop (contact: easyjet.com/EN .
Thomson & First Choice: check-in closes 45 mins before departure
Services & amenities inside the passenger terminal:
The ground level with gates 1 & 2 offers Moneycorp currency exchange, rental car counters for Hertz & Europcar, 'Stobart Airport Shopping', WHSmith, Arnold & Forbes Cafe. The Mezzanine level reached by escalator has the 'Stobart First Class Lounge'
, with access to the Laker's Bar near gate 5. Duty-free shops & WH Smith are next to gate 2.
The recent terminal expansion by 90 meters now offers for more check-in desks, baggage dropoff points & security screening lanes; an extended Departure Lounge & Arrivals area, improved baggage claim facilities, a larger immigration area, and more food & drink & retail concessions throughout the terminal. A childen's Play Area is inside of the Lakers Bar at post-security.
- The Skylife Lounge
located post-security is open daily 5am-7:30pm - available through a membership program or purchase of a lounge pass at the door (about 21 Br.Pds)
include Short- & Long-Stay carparks; Long-Stay 2 is opposite the Control Tower; Long-Stay 3 is opposite of the hotel, west of the terminal.
Important contact information:
Fax: +44 (0) 1702 538501
London Southend Handling: tel. +44 (0) 1702 608150; e-mail LSAhandling@stobartair.com
Lost & Found: open (www). southendairport.com/airport-facilities/Checkin/lost-property/
Parking: e-mail to LSAparking@stobartair.com
Special Assistance: tel. +44 (0) 1702 5388517 or e-mail LSAenquiries@stobartair.com