2 DECEMBER 2019
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Glasgow’s air connection with Southend which has been dropped by Loganair (BTN 18 November) is being resurrected by Flybe as part of its summer schedule, which runs from 29 March – 24 October next year.
The first phase of the Flybe programme shows the airline, which is due to be rebranded as Virgin Connect in 2020, operating six new domestic routes from Southend, including Glasgow, as well as a new Manchester – Stuttgart service.
The new routes are between Southend and Belfast City, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Isle of Man and Jersey as well as Glasgow, in addition to four existing services to Caen, Groningen, Newquay and Rennes.
The increased Southend network will be operated by three 78-seat Q400 turboprops based in Belfast City, Edinburgh and Glasgow alongside two 70-seat ATR aircraft based at Southend Airport, which is owned by the Stobart Group.
Connect Airways’ CEO Mark Anderson said: “By increasing our presence at London Southend, our customers will also, for the first-time next summer, benefit from Flybe’s ability to create a truly customer-centric regional network.
“This schedule strengthens Flybe’s commitment to providing unparalleled connectivity from regional airports to destinations across the UK, Europe and beyond."
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