12 new routes to take off from London Southend Airport
10th January 2017
New routes from London Southend Airport
London Southend Airport has announced 12 new destinations from 1 May, 2017, operated through Stobart Air’s existing franchise with Flybe, taking the total number of routes available from London Southend to 28.
Flights to Cologne, Lyon and Milan take off on 1 May. A new route to Budapest starts on 4 May, followed by flights to Venice on 7 May, Prague on 8 May then Vienna and Reus on 10 May.
Dubrovnik begins on 16 May, the only scheduled direct London airport route to the French city of Figari starts on 19 May, followed by Perpignan on 25 May and Zadar on 27 May.
The routes will be operated by two E195 aircraft (with 118 seats each) which will be based at London Southend Airport.
Tickets are on sale now at www.flybe.com, with prices starting from £29.99 per person (including taxes).
Glyn Jones, CEO at London Southend Airport said: “Our recently completed customer research shows that there is a real desire for more city breaks to cater for the emerging ‘Weekender’ trend.”
More than £140 million has been invested in London Southend Airport by owner Stobart Group since it was acquired in 2008. The airport was voted ‘Best in Britain’ by readers of Which? magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and ‘Best Small Airport’ by the Airport Operators Association in 2015 and 2016.