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21 Sep 2015

BY Edward Robertson


Southend airport voted best on consumer poll

Southend airport has been voted the most popular UK airport in a survey run by Which? Magazine.

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The airport scored 84% in a survey of more than 11,000 people, followed by Humberside at 81%.


Third place was taken by Robin Hood- Doncaster Sheffield with 78% while London City and Southampton were next with a score of 77%.


Southend took the top spot following a £100 million investment programme by owners Stobart Group which has seen a number of new facilities built including a railway station, air traffic control tower and runway extension.


A larger terminal capable of handling more than one million passengers a year is scheduled to open in December.


At the other end of the scale, Luton airport was voted the worst with 43% while Heathrow’s Terminal One came second with 45%. The same airport’s Terminal Three received 46% making it third worst while Belfast scored 48%


Heathrow Terminal Four brought up the rear with 49%.

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