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  • Old Fart
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2003
    • 1005

    Somebody has made the wild claim that a planning application has been submitted to build a second runway at Southend!

    However they refuse to provide any link and there is nothing on the SBC or RDC websites, and anyone who knows the area will know that there is no room for a second runway.

    There is the old cross runway but Warners Bridge and the retail estate prevent that from being used again.
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    • ~Alan~
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2010
      • 5018

      Perhaps they'll pinch a bit of the golf course
      Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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      • ~Alan~
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2010
        • 5018

        You may have already seen it, but I was at Southend museum Friday
        evening, and bought what looks like a good book.

        RAF Southend 1940-1944. by Peter Brown

        It gives a day to day accounts of events involving the airfield.
        Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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        • Old Fart
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Aug 2003
          • 1005

          Easyjet are to launch a Newquay service flying on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, first flight 20th June ticket go on sale today.
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          • ThreeSpool
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2010
            • 956

            Damn that nasty airport!

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            • Old Fart
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2003
              • 1005



              and the protesters said all house prices would drop, some are saying they have lost 150,000 off the value of their homes so if you want a bargan and a fantastic view of the comings and goings from Southend Airport...
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              • Old Fart
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Aug 2003
                • 1005

                Southend Airport are offering free car parking for January & February in one of their car parks if you pre-book, it has not gone down too well with some of the Anti-Southend Airport people!
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                • ThreeSpool
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Mar 2010
                  • 956

                  Do these protesters have any shred of credibility left? It would seem that the demand is there.

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                  • ~Alan~
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2010
                    • 5018

                    Originally posted by Old Fart View Post
                    Southend Airport are offering free car parking for January & February in one of their car parks if you pre-book, it has not gone down too well with some of the Anti-Southend Airport people!
                    I got banned from the Echo website before Christmas, but am back on again now with a different user name.
                    Mustn't mention anything to do with Savile or our traveller "friends"

                    Anything to do with the airport does stir up a hornet's nest.
                    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                    • Old Fart
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2003
                      • 1005

                      This will annoy them even more!

                      http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/updat...assenger-vote/

                      Of all easyjet's airports Southend is favourite for passenger satisfaction.
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                      • ThreeSpool
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Mar 2010
                        • 956

                        Egg. Face. SAEN.

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                        • ~Alan~
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Mar 2010
                          • 5018

                          I wonder what they'll make of this ?

                          http://atwonline.com/airline-finance...-takeover-1217
                          Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                          • Thames Gateway
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Dec 2004
                            • 46

                            Edinburgh route announced: http://www.southendairport.com/news/...-with-easyjet/

                            Venice starts tomorrow: http://www.thebestof.co.uk/regional/...uthend-airport

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                            • ~Alan~
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Mar 2010
                              • 5018

                              Does anyone know if the cafe in the old terminal is still open ?
                              Drove past yesterday and it looked as if it were closed, it would be a great shame if that's true as it was always busy.
                              They also seem to have done something with the adjacent car park, no free parking any more ?

                              I can answer this one myself:

                              Had to go into Southend earlier so made a diversion to the Airport.
                              The cafe closed in May, and the carpark looks as though it can only be accessed via the Hotel entrance.
                              Maybe for those staying at the hotel, and flying out.

                              Great shame about the cafe, it was very popular and always busy.

                              I assume the Lancaster club is still open ?
                              Last edited by ~Alan~; 17th July 2013, 12:28.
                              Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                              • trevs99uk
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Mar 2004
                                • 28

                                Old airport Cafe , Alas yes the airport decided to shut it as its not core business even though its was make money, somebody did try and try it on but run it to bureaucracy. The Lancaster restaurant by the Vulcan is still open and serve good food...

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                                • ~Alan~
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Mar 2010
                                  • 5018

                                  Yes, the sister of a chap I work with now and again said they wanted to run it. What a great shame to close a business
                                  which ran at a profit. Just because it didn't fit in with their plans.

                                  I believe the Lancaster is also on borrowed time, as they will eventually want to extend the car parking.
                                  Along with shifting the Vulcan.

                                  Where do the aircraft spotters go now ?
                                  Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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