About Southend Airport
Originally created as a Flying Base for World War I, Southend Airport is currently one of London’s 5 Airports catering for the metropolitan city and surrounding areas. The Airport, located 36 miles East of Central London in Essex, offers flights for business and leisure travellers to the rest of the UK and Europe.
The Airport is owned by the Stobart Group who are best known for their extensive haulage fleet. The Stobart Group also run Carlisle Lake District Airport in Cumbria, which they took over in 2009.
EasyJet and Aer Lingus Regional currently operate from Southend Airport, as well as the Tour Operators Thomson and First Choice. London Southend airport handled over 616K passengers in year 2013.
The terminal is open from 04:00 - 00:00. Within the terminal there is a Stobart first class lounge, Stobart duty free shopping facility, newsagents, a cafe for drinks and snacks, an ATM machine and currency exchange facilities.