The airport will be supporting the festival in a wide range of ways including air traffic control and overnight storage of aircraft. London Southend Airport joins BTMK, Goldwyn’s Chartered Accountants, Billericay IT Solutions and Candi Entertainment as local businesses which are all offering a range of services free of charge or heavily discounted.
David Lister Operations Director of London Southend Airport said “London Southend Airport is pleased to be able to play a supporting role in bringing back the annual airshow to the town. The Southend Airshow is a hugely popular attraction, drawing large groups of visitors to our corner of Essex over many years. We are very happy to assist in what ways we are able alongside our day to day operations in getting this much loved event flying once again.”
Festival organiser John Delany said “I am delighted with the involvement and support from London Southend Airport to see the Airshow continue. London Southend Airport (Rochford Aerodrome back then) was home to 37 Squadron "A" Flight in WWI so with 2014 being the 100th anniversary of WWI it is very fitting they should be so involved with our event in 2014 to commemorate it.“
Co-organiser Thomas Curtis added “We are looking forward to bringing both Southend Airshow & Military Festival and Southend-On-Sea to an international audience, and London Southend Airport is key to that plan. We could not be more pleased to have the airport on board and providing a range of discounts that will save the event thousands of pounds. ”