SEN Visitors


In this particular menu, I have provided five categories – the top two cover all British airlines and other airline related businesses that visited SEN on a regular basis, whether the purpose of their visits was to carry out passenger or cargo flights, fly charters or simply use the airport for servicing and maintenance. As you will notice, most of these pages have already been published although they will quite naturally be added to as and when new information becomes available.

Below these, you will find two more tabs which are home to the foreign airlines that visited regularly for the same purposes.

Finally, at the bottom is a 5th tab. This is still under construction but will eventually cover all other regular visitors such as air forces, emergency/rescue/ambulance services, executive, taxi, leasing or any other non-airline related company that frequently passed through either on visits or to clear customs.

Within each post, you will find a basic history of each airline or company, its main purpose for coming to SEN and any other relevant pictures or information. At the bottom of each page you will also find a fleet listing of the types that frequented Southend. However, while all airframes of each type that were in service at the time may have been provided, this does not necessarily denote that all of them visited the airport and in a number of cases, these are provided for historical reference only. That said, any aircraft known to have visited SEN at least once are marked with a * next to the registration. Naturally, this applies to non-SEN based aircraft only. Finally, any help in providing any pictures, information or paraphernalia will as always be greatly welcomed and of course much appreciated.

In some cases, the Southend history of certain airlines will overlap the periods I have designated for each menu and where this occurs, I have placed such companies within the menu that best reflects its greatest number of visits.

Again, if you feel that any additions, edits or corrections are in order, then please do not hesitate to email us at