3 JUNE 2019


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Article from BTNews 3 JUNE 2019

London to Stornoway air route

For the first time ever, travellers can now fly directly between London and Stornoway on the island of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

Loganair has introduced a six times a week service from Southend Airport (SEN) to Stornoway (SYY) via Glasgow operated by an Embraer 145 regional jet.  Departing at 08:30 it arrives Lewis 11:10 (journey time 2hr 40min) leaving at 12:50 giving enough time for a short meeting.  The flight forms part of a three times daily SEN to GLA schedule with departure times also at 16:15 and 19:55.  With departures out of Glasgow also at 14:15 and 18:00 a business day can be spent at either end of the route.

Southend points out that customers to the centre of town can enjoy a quick check-in at the airport which is much easier to navigate than its London rivals, arriving on one of five peak time trains per hour from London’s Liverpool Street Station – only 53min away.

The airport ranked seventh out of 24 for flight delays last year, pointing out in a statement that Essex rival Stansted sat at the bottom of the table, with passengers kept waiting on flights for an average of 25min – according to CAA data.

Travellers can connect via Loganair’s Glasgow hub onwards to Orkney and Shetland. Two weeks ago the airline also launched Southend daily services to Aberdeen.


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