The company, which yesterday published its results for the six months ended August 2014, restructured earlier this year to focus on its aviation and energy divisions.
The aviation business is comprised primarily of airports at Southend and Carlisle.
Mr Tinkler said: “Southend is an airport that can really serve London. You fly in and you’re off the plane and on to the train in 10 minutes if you’ve only got hand luggage.”
Southend Airport railway station links to Stratford and London Liverpool Street.
Southend airport currently handles around one million passengers annually – with a 19 per cent jump in numbers in the first half of this yea. It aims to triple that number by 2017.
“We’re seeing good traction with airlines we’re speaking to,” said Mr Tinkler.
“Our aspiration is to achieve £10 Ebitda [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation] per passenger going through the airport.”
While he declined to name any of the airlines in discussion with Stobart, Tinkler stated that the firm was speaking to “all the airlines across Europe”, adding: “All of those airlines would potentially fly through Southend.”