• Following the recent exclusive partnership with Landmark Aviation for business jet handling, new executive handling facilities are fully operational in time for London Games
  • Unrivalled access to the Olympic Park at Stratford and the City of London
  • Newly extended runway provides unrestricted operations for most business jets
  • All-new executive passenger and crew lounge with direct access to business jet parking

London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, 30 July 2012 – Following the recent partnership announced with Landmark Aviation, London Southend Airport is proud to declare its all-new business jet and executive handling facilities officially open in time for the 2012 London Games.

Landmark Aviation has committed to London Southend Airport as its preferred London access point for the 2012 Games.  Landmark Aviation is one of the world’s largest FBO networks, with locations across the U.S., Canada and France, and London Southend is ready to offer its business and executive passengers from all over the world unrivalled service and experience as one the closest airports to Stratford’s Olympic park.

Open 24 hours with onsite Customs and Immigration services, the newly developed airport is uncongested with no slot restrictions and conveniently sits just outside the busy London Terminal Manoeuvring Area, reducing air traffic control delays and avoiding any need for aircraft to hold.  The newly extended runway provides unrestricted operations for most business jets globally, with a total length of over 6000’ with upgraded ILS at both ends and numerous hangar and jet parking options onsite.

Experienced flight operations personnel are on hand 24 hours a day to assist with planning, flight plans, MET services and more.  Apron services, as you might expect from a quality fixed-base operator, include direct ramp transfers, ground power, fuel, de-icing, oxygen and nitrogen replenishment, cleaning and renowned aircraft maintenance (for Airbus, Boeing, Citation, Learjet, Embraer, Avro RJ and King Air).

The new facilities also offer full executive passenger handling and catering services, Wi-Fi, board room, conferencing and an array of security and transfer solutions, including helicopter (10 minutes) and chauffeur transfers into central London (40 miles).  As an alternative there are also up to eight trains per hour from the airport’s railway station into Stratford (44 minutes) and London Liverpool Street (53 minutes), with first class carriages on each service.

As a UK Port of Entry, the airport has control authorities onsite to assist with VVIP passengers, heads of state, close protection and other security necessities.

The airport’s managing director, Alastair Welch, says: “We’re very excited to have these facilities open and fully operational in time for the very busy summer of 2012.  This is sure to be a busy period for air travel into and out of London, and as one of the closest London airports to Stratford, we are committed to industry leading customer service and passenger experience.”