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easyJet to return to London Southend Airport

EasyJet will reopen its base at London/Southend in March 2025, five years after it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The relaunch will see the airline position three Airbus A320neos at the site.

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UK planespotting highlights for August 2023

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

Boeing 727s arrive into London Southend Airport

Oil Spill Response has relocated its Boeing 727 base to London Southend Airport, citing its “unique provision of side-by-side hangarage” as a driving factor.

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UK planespotting highlights: December 2022

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

Vulcan returning ‘home’ to Southend hangar

Avro Vulcan B.2 XL426 is to be rolled into Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport on Saturday

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Vulcan roars again at special Southend event

On Saturday August 27, Avro Vulcan B.2 XL426 celebrated her 60th birthday by performing taxi runs down the runway at its London Southend Airport home

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Laker Airways is born: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

After founding Air Charter and growing a lucrative vehicle ferry service, Sir Freddie developed ambitious plans for even further expansion of his aviation empire

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Diversifying business interests: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Leveraging his broad skillset to tap into enormous post-World War Two demand, Freddie Laker’s business interests diversified rapidly in the 1950s, albeit with mixed success

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The early years: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Born during the interwar years and coming of age in a boom time for British aviation, the early efforts of Frederick Alfred Laker helped define his career trajectory

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Why London dominates the world's busiest airline markets

In this special insight, Mike Malik, Cirium’s chief marketing officer drills into the latest data to discover which city comes out on top in the battle for global air supremacy