This is the second year in a row that Southend has scooped the award in the category for airports with fewer than three million passengers per year.
The winners were decided by a survey of airline members of The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) and the British Air Transport Association (BATA).
Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation that owns London Southend Airport, said: “To win ‘Best Airport in Britain’ for the second year running is wonderful news and is once again down to all the hard work that the team at London Southend has put in.
"Our unique ‘Simply Easier’ promise to passengers that include short walking distances, outstanding customer service, a lack of queues compared to other London Airports, our own station with fast and frequent train services to the heart of London every 20-minutes, and car parks right next to the terminal, are all key factors in our success.”
The award comes in the week that London Southend Airport embarked on one of its biggest marketing and advertising drives to date, in partnership with easyJet as part of the airline’s new Why Not? campaign.
Mr Jones added: “We are very proud of this new campaign, which points to a new tone of voice and personality for the London Southend Airport brand.
"It is also a great example of our partnership with easyJet, with both the airport and the airline’s brand shining through in the new ads. With more routes than ever before now on offer from London’s newest and most convenient airport, there really has never been a better time to fly.”
Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the AOA, said: “The AOA Awards showcase the best in the aviation and airport sectors. The 2016 winners demonstrate the vibrant and innovative work going on across the UK and Ireland, improving efficiency, reducing the impact of aviation on the environment and delivering an ever-improving passenger experience.”
Southend Airport has also been named “Best Airport in Britain” by Which? Magazine for three years in a row.