According to Which? Surveys and customer experience statistics it seems that Southend is London’s highest rated and most convenient airport. With record check in times and ability to make it from the train platform to the runway within an hour, what’s not to love?
London’s Southend Airport has been rated the best London terminal in the latest Which? Airport Passenger Survey. This is the fifth time they’ve topped the poll in the region, this year achieving a score of 84 per cent – a whopping 14 per cent more than the next ranked airport. This adds to an already impressive trophy shelf having been named theBest Airport in the UK by Which? for five consecutive years.
Which? readers completed the online survey, scoringLondon Southend the maximum five stars in six of the ten categories assessed, with staff, queues at bag drop, security and baggage reclaim, toilets and prices in shops/food outlets all top scoring.
Glyn Jones, chief executive of Sobart Air, states proudly that “Six minutes,” is the longest amount of time that anyone has ever waited in line for security at Southend and this is not an average, or a target, but the actual longest. Since travellers always need to build in time for uncertainties such as queuing time, that is a valuable figure.
Additionally, given the proximity of the station to the departure zone, if the train from London is on time you can guarantee being at the front of the queue within an hour. And as the airport prepares to launch new services to Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin from the start of the winter schedules on 29 October, time-pressed travellers will want to try flying from Southend.
Commenting on the recent award Jones said: “To be named ‘Best Airport in London’ for the fifth-year running is wonderful news and once again a testament to all the hard work that the team here at London Southend has put in. Once again Which? members have recognised that London Southend offers a substantially better way to travel with fast and frequent train services to the heart of London, at least every 15 minutes, a raft of new routes and exceptional customer service.”
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