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London Southend Airport boosts passenger choice with three new routes to the Mediterranean (20/2/18)

London Southend Airport has today launched three new Mediterranean routes – Malta, Sardinia, and Sicily – providing even more choice for passengers this summer.

From May 4, Air Malta will be operating three direct flights a week to the beautiful island of Malta, of which Valletta is the 2018 European Capital of Culture. The airline will also be putting on direct flights two times a week to Catania, Sicily, and twice a week to Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.  Air Malta is the latest airline to choose London’s best ranked airport for customer service. Flybe, operated by Stobart Air, and easyJet, already cover 34 popular domestic and European destinations including Amsterdam, Groningen, Prague, Budapest, Cologne, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Ibiza.

Tickets are on sale now at, with prices starting from £35 to the three new destinations.

London Southend becomes first UK airport to open a purpose built, centralised de-icing facility (9/2/18)

London Southend has become the first airport in Britain to deliver a purpose built aircraft de-icing facility, increasing efficiency and the speed of de-icing when bad weather hits.

Now instead of de-icing when the plane is on its stand - fully loaded with passengers keen to depart - an aircraft can simply push back and taxi to the Centralised De-icing Facility. Here, with engines running, the plane will be efficiently de-iced before smoothly taxiing for take-off.  This new operation enables more aircraft to de-ice more quickly and to get to the runway for departure well within hold-over times.

London Southend Airport reaches one million passengers  (17.1.18)

25% increase in passengers helps capital’s ‘Best Airport’ reach milestone

One million passengers travelled through London Southend in 2017, a record for the airport following huge growth over the past 12 months.

London Southend saw passenger numbers jump 25% year on year, with 1,095,914 people using the airport between January and December 2017.

Key reasons for the airport’s boost in popularity include an increasing awareness of the quick and hassle-free experience of travelling through London Southend. The terminal is just 5-mins from the train station (central London a mere 52-minute journey), and on arrival passengers experience virtually no queues, short walking distances and friendly service.

Add to this options of more than 30 domestic and European leisure and business destinations – some familiar, others new and exciting - via Stobart Air’s franchise with Flybe and easyJet, then no wonder more and more people are picking the airport Which? has named ‘Best in London’ five years in a row.

Most popular destinations in 2017 included Rennes (France) and Amsterdam. Top predictions for summer 2018 include Croatia (with London Southend offering routes to Dubrovnik, Zadar and Pula), Czech Republic capital Prague and Malta.

Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport says: “Reaching over one million passengers is an important moment for us. 2017 saw us make important additions to the retail offering in the terminal as well as adding a significant number of new routes – with more still to come – some providing a time and cost-effective way for our passengers to connect to North America and Canada. In addition to new routes, passengers are also increasingly deciding ‘small is more beautiful’ and prefer the relaxed, simple, easy and speedy airport experience we can offer rather than the bigger airports - so we are looking forward to an even better 2018 at London Southend.”

2017 News Items


easyJet launches four new services (12/12/17)

36,000 seats on sale to the new routes from today

easyJet, the UK’s leading airline, has today announced it will operate four new routes to Bordeaux, Prague, and Dubrovnik and Pula in Croatia from London Southend Airport in 2018.

Bordeaux will start on 25th July 2018 and operates three times a week.

Prague starts on 27 July 2018 and will be twice weekly.

The two Croatian summer favorites Dubrovnik (starts 28 July 2018) and Pula (starts 27 July 2018) will also operate twice weekly.

Tickets are on sale now at  

Southend to Dublin to USA  (24/10/17)

London-Southend announces connecting flights to 11 North American cities via Dublin

 Connecting flights with Aer Lingus to include New York, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami

 London Southend passengers can take advantage of US pre-clearance service in Dublin Airport

 Service will save passengers up to two hours on arrival in US

 Ireland is the only country in Europe to offer pre-clearance to US destinations

 London Southend Airport to Dublin service will operate up to three flights per day, starting 29 October 2017

One-way fares from London Southend to North America start from £199 including taxes and charges. Book now at  

 London Southend to JFK New York from £199

 London Southend to Newark, New Jersey from £199

 London Southend to Boston from £199

 London Southend to Hartford from £239

 London Southend to Chicago from £199

 London Southend to Orlando from £209

 London Southend to San Francisco from £239

 London Southend to Los Angeles from £229

 London Southend to Washington from £199

 London Southend to Toronto from £199

All fares listed are each-way, when booked as a return trip, including taxes and charges. Visit for further information.

New route to Belgium’s biggest port, Antwerp (18/10/17)

London Southend Airport,  has announced a new route to Antwerp, Belgium and a massive 80% increase in the number of flights for its summer 2018 schedule. The new Antwerp service, on a 70-seater ATR72-600 series aircraft, will be operated by Stobart Air through its franchise partnership with Flybe from next summer. It will fly four times per week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.

London Southend Airport has also published its summer 2018 schedule for Stobart Air/Flybe, boasting up to 230 flights a week - a massive 80% increase from this year (2017).  The schedule, which runs from 17 June 2018 to 9 September 2018, heralds the return of popular Croatian sun destinations, Dubrovnik and Zadar. A total of 15 routes will be operated with extra seats to European cities such as Budapest, Cologne, Vienna and Prague. Daily flights are also on offer to Prague. French destinations including Rennes, Caen and Lyon and will have an additional 15,500 seats.  Stobart Air, through its franchise partnership with Flybe, has brought in an additional aircraft making a total of five based at the airport. The news comes just after easyJet announced that it will also be basing a fourth A320 aircraft at London Southend Airport from 25 July 2018.

New easyJet route to Malta (11/7/17)

Boasting year round warm weather, never-ending sunshine and some of the most perfectly clear waters in the Mediterranean, it’s no wonder the Maltese Islands are one of Europe’s most popular summer and winter holiday destinations. And now you can fly there twice a week, all year round, thanks to a brand-new easyJet route from London Southend Airport, which starts on 29 October 2017.

Tickets are on sale at, costing from £53.39 one-way

Powdair launches new route to Sion (7/7/17)

A super-fast, hassle-free route to the snow is now on offer for skiers and snowboarders throughout the winter season, thanks to a brand new twice-weekly route from London Southend Airport to Sion starting on 14 December.

The Valais region of Switzerland is home to 36 different ski areas, some of the world’s best and most high profile resorts. Sion is the only airport in the region, however no scheduled commercial airlines fly there on a regular basis. Winter sports fans typically fly into Geneva before travelling for 3 hours (or more) to reach their destination. Now with just a short flight of just 1hr 33mins from London Southend Airport, you’ll be on the slopes in no time. Tickets are on sale at with flights running every Thursday and Saturday until 16 April 2018 – with both skis and bags flying free.

New Flybe routes to Dublin, Glasgow & Manchester  (20/6/17)

Brand new routes to Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester are highlights of the winter schedule that will be available from London Southend Airport, operated through Stobart Air’s franchise partnership with Flybe. Flights to the hugely popular Irish capital will operate up to three times daily. The route to Manchester will also fly up to three times daily, and you can take off to Glasgow up to twice daily Sunday-Friday.

All the new routes start on 29 October 2017. Tickets are one sale from late June at starting from £29.99 per person one way (including taxes and charges).

Flights to Budapest, Lyon, Milan Malpensa, Prague and Vienna - all of which have been hugely popular since taking off in May - will also continue into the winter months. See destinations below:


Glasgow from 29 October (up to 2 x daily, from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges)

Manchester from 29 October (up to 3 x daily, from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges)


Dublin from 29 October (up to 3 x daily, from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges)


Budapest from 4 May (3 x weekly, from £39.99 one way including taxes and charges)


Lyon from 1 May (2 x weekly, from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges)


Milan Malpensa from 1 May (from £34.99 one way)


Vienna from 10 May (2 x weekly, from £39.99 one way including taxes and charges)


Prague from 8 May (daily, from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges)

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