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Experience London’s Best Kept Secret

Welcome to London Southend airport and the Stobart Jet Centre, recently voted London’s best airport by ‘Which’ magazine which scored it five stars for its more relaxed and unhurried experience plus the speed through security and passport control.

The Stobart Jet Centre has recently been upgraded to offer passengers unrivalled convenience where the focus is on exceptional customer service, comfort and speed to and from the aircraft.

We are where warm smiles come together to provide a truly unique experience.


We understand the need for a service that meets your demands wherever and whenever you want, so have provided a service that meets these needs.

  • We are open 24 hours, seven days a week, 364 days a year, unlike many of the other airports that serve London
  • We have direct ramp access for vehicles, so you can drive up to the steps of the plane
  • Onsite Immigration and Customs with pre-clearance available to qualifying passengers
  • Better departure routes, meaning less flight time and less fuel burn
  • Only 42 miles to the West End of London, providing easy access into the heart of London
  • Helicopter transfers to and from Canary Wharf or Battersea Heliport, reaching Central London in 10 minutes


Being able to relax before you depart is recognised as an important part of providing a seamless service to clients and crew. Our recently upgraded Executive Lounge has been designed to offer all the services that you require whilst on the ground.

We want you to enjoy an exceptional experience soaking up the best service, outstanding food, the finest wines and champagnes.

  • VIP Lounge with complimentary catering, refreshments and business services
  • Award-winning, 4-star Holiday Inn with late check in/check out availability and preferential rates next to the airport
  • Friendly and professional staff to escort passengers to and from the aircraft 
  • Passenger and baggage handling facilities
  • Experience our relaxed and stress-free approach


Getting to and from the airport is also important and Stobart Jet Centre provides a complete range of transport solutions.

  • Chauffeur transfers are less than an hour by road to London and only 25 minutes to the M25
  • Private helicopter transfers available to/from London heliports, within minutes of arriving at the airport
  • London Southend Airport has its own dedicated train station
  • Frequent train services to the heart of London in just 50 minutes, providing first class travel
  • With trains to London Liverpool Street, via Stratford (For Canary Wharf) and connections to Cross rail when completed, allowing direct access to Heathrow


Stobart Jet Centre understands that knowing there is complete support for aircraft and crew, is an essential factor when deciding to fly into and out of an airport. We cater for both with our state of the art facilities:-


  • Fuelling services
  • De-icing
  • Secure aircraft parking
  • Hangarage
  • Interior and exterior cleaning
  • Toilet and water facilities
  • Oxygen refill
  • GPU Passenger steps
  • Push back and air start capability


Your crew need somewhere where they can relax before and after the flight, so we provide a separate crew room where they have access to:

  • Movement messages sent to aircraft operations team
  • Hotel and ground transportation booking service
  • Ground to air communications
  • Weather and flight planning facilities
  • Private crew lounge with: Complimentary tea, coffee, cold drinks, TV and Computer facilities
  • Award-winning, 4-star Holiday Inn with late check in/check out availability and preferential rates next to the airport
  • Great selection of eating and entertainment in Southend


Choosing when you land and knowing there is space available is a luxury that Southend airport can provide, giving you a huge advantage on saving time.

There are no slot restrictions unlike other airports and plenty of space for parking planes and cars.


We are also conscious of costs for aircraft providers and so have the most competitive landing, parking and handling prices compared to all the other London airports.

For example, to park a Boeing business jet at London Southend Airport for 24 hours will cost £1,000 compared to seven times that at London Luton Airport (around £7,000).

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