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Relax and recharge before you fly

Whilst the SKYLIFE Lounge itself remains closed, we are delighted to offer a limited availability lounge facility within the private section of The Pilot Bar.

Providing a more private area with comfortable seating and charging facilities. You can expect complimentary drinks selection including hot, soft and alcoholic drinks as well as breakfast and lunch options.

Please come straight to The Pilot Bar counter, avoiding any queue for the bar counter itself, where the team will check your booking and allow access into the lounge area directly.


  • Comfortable seating
  • Selection of complimentary hot, cold and alcoholic beverages
  • Selection of light bites and complimentary snacks (please note that this does not constitute a full meal offer)
  • Unlimited Free WiFi
SKYLIFE @ The Pilot Café

SKYLIFE options & prices


Pre-book SKYLIFE for only


Pre-book SKYLIFE Premium

Pay on the day

Our pay on the day price

Children and babies are welcome, and those aged 36 months or younger are applicable for free entry. Families booking with children of up to 36 months do not need to make a booking for the child/children for whom free entry is granted. (Children aged 36 months and above are charged the standard entry price).

SKYLIFE Lounge access passes pre-book

Passholders who want to pre-book can do so with a DragonPass, Priority Pass, Lounge Key and Diners Club International card.


Book the lounge

You can book the SKYLIFE Lounge in advance online or by email.

Make the most of your SKYLIFE experience

Book SKYLIFE Premium

Skip the queues at security and have a reserved seat waiting for you.

With SKYLIFE Premium, you’ll get:

  • Access to the SKYLIFE Lounge
  • Free Security Fast Track
  • Reserved seating
Enjoy the complimentary food and drink at the SKYLIFE Lounge, London Southend Airport

Where to find us

SKYLIFE can be found to the rear of The Pilot Bar, with the entrance being between The Pilot Bar and the (closed) Navigator Pub.

Please use the entrance bell on arrival at SKYLIFE and one of our team with be with you promptly.

Opening times

SKYLIFE at the Pilot Café will be open from up to three hours before each scheduled departure, subject to the flight schedule.

Contact the SKYLIFE Lounge

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: +44 (0)1702 538591 

Please email [email protected] at least 5 days in advance of your booking if you have any allergies we must be made aware of.