EasyJet flies 700k passengers in first year at Southend

EasyJet flies 700k passengers in first year at Southend

More than 700,000 passengers have been flown by easyJet in its first year of operations from Southend airport.

The budget airline now has a network of 15 routes from the Essex base and is adding flights to Edinburgh in May and Berlin, Krakow and Newquay in June.

Amsterdam, Belfast, Faro, Barcelona and Alicante have proved to be the most popular services in the airline’s first 12 months of operating from the airport.

UK commercial manager Hugh Aitken said: We’re fully committed to London Southend airport and have demonstrated this by investing heavily in new destinations.

“We’re keen to continue adding more varied routes to our schedule and over the coming weeks we’ll see inaugural flights to Edinburgh, Berlin, Krakow and Newquay take off.

“Ultimately our long-term aim at London Southend airport is simple; to expand our network, bring more competition and lower fares as well as opening up new markets to both our leisure and business travellers."

Airport managing director Alastair Welch added: "We think our unique promises to passengers – that they should wait no more than four minutes to go through security and that, on arrival with hand baggage, they are on the rail station platform within 15 minutes of leaving the aircraft - is what is driving more and more passengers to choose London's newest airport.

“That is why we are currently extending the terminal to ensure that we continue to deliver these high standards of customer service as the airport grows."

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