26 JUNE 2017


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Article from BTNews 26 JUNE 2017

Expansion at Southend

New routes to Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester are highlights of the winter schedule starting from 29 October at  Southend Airport, operated through Stobart Air’s franchise partnership with Flybe.

Flights to the Irish capital will operate up to three times daily. Manchester, the UK’s 2013 Capital of Culture, will also be served up to three times daily, and passengers can take off to Glasgow up to twice daily from Sundays – Fridays.

Flights to Budapest, Lyon, Milan Malpensa, Prague and Vienna – all of which the airport says have been hugely popular since taking off in May – will also continue into the winter, taking the number of routes available from Southend to 24.

Airport CEO Glyn Jones said Southend’s “superb access” including its own station with up to six trains an hour to and from London in 45min and a 15min “train to plane” promise, meant passengers could be in the Departure lounge in under 1hr.

“The announcement of these new, domestic routes further builds on our ambition to make London Southend the capital’s next big airport by providing fantastic business as well as leisure destinations to passengers, and now we can add regional connectivity to that mix,” he added.



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