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How does London Southend stack up against its competitors?

Flights from London's newest airport terminal have finally begun, adding a sixth air option for those looking to come to the British capital, just months before the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

travel Updated: Apr 03, 2012 16:33 IST
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Flights from London's newest airport terminal have finally begun, adding a sixth air option for those looking to come to the British capital, just months before the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

But how does it compare to the most established London terminals for visitors?

Distance

Distance from Stratford, East London (and Charing Cross, Central London)

London City - 5 km (12km)
Heathrow Airport - 41km (24km)
London Stansted - 42km (50km)
Gatwick Airport - 44km (39km)
London Luton - 46km (45km)
London Southend - 49km (58km)

Travel time to central London

London City - 22 mins Dockland Light Railway to Bank
Heathrow Airport - 15-20 mins (Heathrow Express to Paddington)
London Stansted - 46 mins (Stansted Express to Liverpool St)
Gatwick Airport - 30 mins (Gatwick Express to Victoria)
London Luton - 35 mins (First Capital Connect to St Pancras International)
London Southend - 53 mins to Liverpool St

Most-flown route


London City - Zurich, Switzerland
Heathrow Airport - New York, United States
London Stansted - Dublin, Ireland
Gatwick Airport - Malaga, Spain
London Luton - Budapest, Hungary
London Southend - Unknown

Airlines

London City - 8
Heathrow Airport - over 90
London Stansted - around 40
Gatwick Airport - around 50
London Luton - 13
London Southend - 2

Number of passengers

London City - 2.9m
Heathrow Airport - 69m
London Stansted - 18m
Gatwick Airport - 33m
London Luton - 9.5m
London Southend - Unknown

Skytrax Customer Review scoring


London City - 8.7/10
Heathrow Airport - 7.7/10
London Stansted - 4.3/10
Gatwick Airport - 5.2/10
London Luton - 5.1/10
London Southend - Unknown

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