At a prestigious awards ceremony, the UK’s bet airport has been announced.
And the winner is, for passenger under 3 million pa…
… London Southend Airport!
It is the second year running that the Essex airport has scooped the award.
The award is given at the Airport Operators Association Annual Awards ceremony held at Hilton Metropole in London.
The winner of this latest award was decided by a survey of airline members of The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) and the British Air Transport Association (BATA).
Picking up the award, Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport, said, “To win ‘Best Airport in Britain’ for the second year running is wonderful news and is once again down to all the hard work that the team at London Southend has put in. Our unique ‘Simply Easier’ promise to passengers that include short walking distances, outstanding customer service, a lack of queues compared to other London Airports, our own station with fast and frequent train services to the heart of London every 20-minutes, and car parks right next to the terminal, are all key factors in our success.”
In the same week as winning the coveted award, the airport also launched their new marketing campaign, ‘Why Not?’. With a strapline of “Fly From the Best Airport You’ve Never Heard Of – London Southend Airport: three times voted Best Airport In the UK – Why Not?” can now be seen and heard across London and Essex (right).
The airport is used to winning awards, having won Which? Magazine’s Best Airport in Britain award for three years running.
Glyn added “We are very proud of this new campaign, which points to a new tone of voice and personality for the London Southend Airport brand. It is also a great example of our partnership with easyJet, with both the airport and the airline’s brand shining through in the new ads. With more routes than ever before now on offer from London’s newest and most convenient airport, there really has never been a better time to fly.”
Chief Executive of the AOA, Darren Caplan said “The AOA Awards showcase the best in the aviation and airport sectors. The 2016 winners demonstrate the vibrant and innovative work going on across the UK and Ireland, improving efficiency, reducing the impact of aviation on the environment and delivering an ever-improving passenger experience.”