easyJet (London-Luton), the UK’s largest airline, today (March 26) celebrate dthe launch of its new UK base at London Southend Airport – the first new airport in the south east for decades. Southend is the airline’s 23rd base in Europe and 11th in the UK, with a special inaugural flight taking off from the new airport to Barcelona.
Southend was once London’s third biggest as well as the home of Freddie Laker’s first airline venture. Southend will offer a fast and convenient new way to fly to and from London. The brand new terminal – which was recently officially opened by Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening MP – is located within a minute’s walk from the new train station with superb links into Stratford and central London.
Commercial flights commence on April 2 when there will be 70 easyJet flights per week, making it the ideal gateway for both business and leisure travel across Europe. On landing at Southend Airport passengers should be able to get from the plane to the train within 15 minutes.
easyJet has today announced a new route for the winter schedule from London Southend, the tenth route from the airport, to popular city and ski center, Geneva. easyJet will operate three services a week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from mid-December.
From April 2 onwards easyJet flights will commence more than 70 flights a week to nine destinations across Europe from Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona Berlin, Faro, Ibiza, Jersey, Majorca and Malaga. Geneva will be added from winter 2012. Amsterdam is proving the most popular route to and from London Southend proving that for the Dutch “de enige manier is Essex” (The only way is Essex).
London Southend is easyJet’s eleventh UK base which will bring three new A319 aircraft and over 150 employees to the airport, with more than 800,000 passengers expected to fly in the airline’s first year of take off.
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