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London Southend Jet Centre Announce Busiest December on Record


London Southend Jet Centre has achieved its busiest ever December on record with more than 150 aircraft movements in 2022.

The Jet Centre, which opened in 2017 and registered only three movements in their first month, handled 155 over the festive period – an increase of 5066% since its inception.

They have handled numerous private flights for sports, music and general charters, as well as private movements.

Significant growth in the number of movements has also led to a positive surge in revenue, which will support the airport’s campaign to redevelop commercial passenger operations.

Nigel Mayes, Business Development Director, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the Jet Centre team. They work 24/7 to support our private jet users and this is reflected in the movement and revenue results for December 2022.

Grant Fox, General Manager for the Jet Centre, added: “We will continue to deliver operational excellence for our clients throughout the new year – many new clients are promising to use us in 2023 and we are looking forward to another strong year.”

It comes after London Southend Jet Centre secured an additional pair of narrowbody aircraft in May 2022. The two Air Horizont Boeing 737 aircraft operate executive VIP charter flights in and out of the Jet Centre.

In November, London Southend Jet Centre was shortlisted in The Air Charter Excellence Awards, which recognises the efforts of any passenger or cargo aircraft handling agent or FBO provider from around the world.

The Jet Centre is perfectly placed for people accessing the City of London and more specifically London’s Finance District which is only 36.4miles from the Jet Centre.

If you have a flight operating into London and would like to use the London Southend Jet Centre, please visit their website.

2018 74 
2019 85 
2020 87 
2021 109 
2022 155 

*Data provided relates to the month of December from 2017-2022 and includes aircraft movements and revenue.

About London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.