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SEN Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SEN / EGMC
Airport Name: London Southend Airport
Location: Southend, Essex (near London) United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°34'13"N by 0°41'35"E
Area Served: Southend, Essex and east London areas
Operator/Owner: Stobart Group
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 55 feet (17 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about London Southend Airport (SEN):

  • Heavy maintenance services and hangars for aircraft up to Boeing 757 and Airbus A321 size are available.
  • The furthest airport from London Southend Airport (SEN) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,885 miles (19,126 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The airport was officially opened as a municipal airport on 18 September 1935 by the Under-Secretary of State for Air, Sir Philip Sassoon, who arrived in his de Havilland Leopard Moth.
  • EasyJet began operating services by opening a base at Southend in April 2012.
  • Southend Airport has a Civil Aviation Authority Ordinary Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee.
  • Because of London Southend Airport's relatively low elevation of 55 feet, planes can take off or land at London Southend Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • London Southend Airport handled 969,912 passengers last year.
  • National Commuter Airways operated passenger services during the 1980s, to Brussels and Jersey from Southend.
  • The closest airport to London Southend Airport (SEN) is Rochester Airport (RCS), which is located only 17 miles (28 kilometers) SSW of SEN.
  • The airfield was established by the Royal Flying Corps during World War I.
  • London Southend Airport (SEN) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports from London Southend Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from London Southend Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
117.17 miles (27.64 km) SSWRochester Airport (RCS)Rochester, Kent, England, United KingdomView Rochester Airport on a map Set RCS as destination Airport Get more information about Rochester Airport
227.79 miles (44.72 km) WLondon City Airport (LCY)London, England, United KingdomView London City Airport on a map Set LCY as destination Airport Get more information about London City Airport
329.02 miles (46.70 km) NNWMDPGA Wethersfield (WXF)Braintree, England, United KingdomView MDPGA Wethersfield on a map Set WXF as destination Airport Get more information about MDPGA Wethersfield
429.28 miles (47.13 km) NWLondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
532.22 miles (51.85 km) ESEManston Airport (MSE)Manston, Kent, England, United KingdomView Manston Airport on a map Set MSE as destination Airport Get more information about Manston Airport
632.91 miles (52.97 km) WSWLondon Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)Biggin Hill / London, England, United KingdomView London Biggin Hill Airport on a map Set BQH as destination Airport Get more information about London Biggin Hill Airport
736.45 miles (58.66 km) SSELympne Airport (LYM)Lympne, Kent, England, United KingdomView Lympne Airport on a map Set LYM as destination Airport Get more information about Lympne Airport
838.36 miles (61.73 km) NEIpswich Airport (IPW)Ipswich, EnglandView Ipswich Airport on a map Set IPW as destination Airport Get more information about Ipswich Airport
942.66 miles (68.65 km) WNWHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
1043.22 miles (69.56 km) NNWDuxford Aerodrome (QFO)Duxford, England, United KingdomView Duxford Aerodrome on a map Set QFO as destination Airport Get more information about Duxford Aerodrome
1143.52 miles (70.03 km) SWRedhill Aerodrome (KRH)Redhill, Surrey, England, United KingdomView Redhill Aerodrome on a map Set KRH as destination Airport Get more information about Redhill Aerodrome
1243.75 miles (70.40 km) SSELydd International Airport (LYX)Lydd, England, United KingdomView Lydd International Airport on a map Set LYX as destination Airport Get more information about Lydd International Airport
1347.76 miles (76.87 km) WRAF Northolt (NHT)Ruislip, England, United KingdomView RAF Northolt on a map Set NHT as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Northolt
1448.00 miles (77.25 km) SWGatwick Airport (LGW)London, England, United KingdomView Gatwick Airport on a map Set LGW as destination Airport Get more information about Gatwick Airport
1549.11 miles (79.04 km) NNWCambridge International Airport (CBG)Cambridge, England, United KingdomView Cambridge International Airport on a map Set CBG as destination Airport Get more information about Cambridge International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from London Southend Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from London Southend Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,884.59 miles (19,126.35 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,820.92 miles (19,023.88 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
311,802.70 miles (18,994.56 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,784.72 miles (18,965.63 km) ESERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
511,773.24 miles (18,947.14 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
611,771.39 miles (18,944.16 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
711,765.86 miles (18,935.27 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,761.92 miles (18,928.93 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
911,757.87 miles (18,922.41 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1011,729.49 miles (18,876.74 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,726.50 miles (18,871.93 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1211,722.80 miles (18,865.97 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1311,716.15 miles (18,855.27 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1411,708.85 miles (18,843.52 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1511,688.71 miles (18,811.11 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome