Go-ahead for London Southend Airport extension

Posted: April 25, 2012 in Aviation & Airports (General News)
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[TravelMole] A proposed extension to the new terminal at London Southend Airport, which will create more than 300 new jobs, has been given the go-ahead by Rochford Council.

phase two will boost capacity for the airport to 2 million passengers a year by 2020

phase two will boost capacity for the airport to 2 million passengers a year by 2020

The first phase of the terminal became operational in February and phase two will boost capacity for the airport, which is expecting to handle two million passengers a year by 2020.

It will extend the terminal building by 90 metres, allowing for more check-in desks and baggage drop off points and more security screening channels.

The airport claims it currently takes no more than four minutes for departing passengers to pass through security while arriving passengers can make it from the plane to the train within 15 minutes of disembarking.

That’s in stark contrast to Heathrow, where passengers reportedly waited more than two hours to clear immigration earlier this month.

London Southend Airport managing director Alastair Welch said: “We are very pleased that Rochford Council has indicated they ……

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TravelMole
25 April 2012


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Comments
  1. taylor says:

    good old southend had arise again from dead

  2. Will look really good when completed….

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