Southend Airport redesigns car park to support sustainable growth


London Southend Airport is changing the layout of its Short Stay car park, as it prepares to welcome 2.5 million passengers a year by the end of 2019.

In order to get ready for this planned growth, construction work is now underway (started Monday 20 May) at London’s favourite airport to adapt the Short Stay car park to avoid congestion and ensure a smooth, safe and hassle-free passenger experience. Speed bumps will also be introduced into the car park to ensure the safety of pedestrians. You can click here to see similar speed bumps that are going to be installed so you know exactly how the car park is going to turn out.

As part of this new layout additional entrance and exit points are being added to the Short Stay car park in order to ensure vehicles can enter and exit and smoothly as possible. Pricing in this car park will now begin from £3 for up to 10 minutes, making it the cheapest Short Stay car park option of all the London airports.

Other Short Stay tariffs will remain the same, as will the 15 minutes free drop off / pick up option in the Long Stay 3 car park, which is a short walk from the terminal front door.

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, said “Investing in our car parks to keep them free of congestion is all part of our wider strategy for delivering an airport that is ready for sustainable growth and the smart choice for travellers. We also need to ensure we continue to deliver a great passenger experience so that we remain the easiest to use and most cost effective of all the London airports. We are very proud to be one of the only London airports to provide our passengers with a free drop off/pick up option just a few minutes’ walk from the terminal.”

The new Short Stay car park layout will be introduced by late June.

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