Thursday, August 2, 2012

NEWS | New airport for London recognised by IATA

New airport for London recognised by IATAIts official - London has a new airport. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has included London Southend Airport in its classification of the Metropolitan Area of London - meaning the location is now officially London Southend to the rest of the world.

While the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has always classed the Essex airport as London, historically IATA has not.
This means whenever anyone from Boston to Barcelona or New York to Venice wants to fly to London, whenever they speak to their travel agent they will automatically be offered Southend as an option alongside the five other recognised London passenger airports - Gatwick, Heathrow, City, Stansted and Luton.
The result is increased options for people planning to travel to London and new opportunities for them to hear about London Southend Airport and what it has to offer, said Airport managing sirector Alastair Welch.
He added: “By offering London Southend alongside all the other London airports - especially at this key time when so many new customers are exploring ways of travelling to London for the Olympics - gives us further chances to demonstrate the great customer service and big benefits we can offer people over and above the other London airports, not only this summer, but also beyond.” 


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