Mon 11 March: New route to Bulgaria takes off from London Southend Airport
Tickets have gone on sale for a new, twice weekly easyJet route to Sofia from London Southend Airport.
Flights to the Bulgarian capital city – at 7,000 years, one of the oldest in Europe – will take off every Sunday and Wednesday starting from 16 December 2018 (and running through until 20 March 2019).
Prices starts from £24.68 per person (one way, including taxes and based on two people on the same booking) and can be booked now at www.easyjet.com
Since the fall of communism, Sofia has seen a whole host of smart new hotels, shopping centres, nightclubs and bars that will keep you going until the early hours. And what’s more, after a night out in Sofia, you’ll still have change in your pocket. But Sofia is also a city with a distinctly laid back vibe where the locals like to spend their time sipping coffees in the many open-
Summer months are all about lazing by the nearby Pancharevo Lake with its warm mineral springs, while in winter the slopes of Vitosha attract the ski set. One of the newer members of the city break brigade, Sofia is a holiday destination that is definitely here to stay.
Monday 12 March: Carlisle Lake District Airport unveils airline partner
Travellers can look forward to flights connecting Carlisle and the Lake District with the South East of England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from June 4, with Carlisle Lake District Airport (CLDA) unveiling Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, as its airline partner today. Loganair will operate eight flights per-
The routes will go on sale from Monday 12 March, with all services commencing on 4 June when CLDA plans to launch commercial and business passenger flights for the first time since 1993. Tickets are available via www.loganair.co.uk.
The route to Dublin also offers additional connectivity ease to travellers as they will be able to clear US immigration checks in the comfort of Dublin Airport at Terminal 2 – meaning they will land State side as a hassle free domestic passenger.
20 Feb 2018: London Southend Airport boosts passenger choice with 3 new routes to the Mediterranean
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 www.airmalta.com, with prices starting from £35 to the three new destinations.
2017 Flight 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 favourites Dubrovnik (starts 28 July 2018) and Pula (starts 27 July 2018) will also operate twice weekly.
Tickets are on sale now at www.easyjet.com.
Southend to Dublin to USA (24/10/17)
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-
Service will save passengers up to two hours on arrival in US
Ireland is the only country in Europe to offer pre-
London Southend Airport to Dublin service will operate up to three flights per day, starting 29 October 2017
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-
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-
London Southend Airport has also published its summer 2018 schedule for Stobart Air/Flybe, boasting up to 230 flights a week -
New easyJet route to Malta (11/7/17)
Boasting year round warm weather, never-
Tickets are on sale at www.easyjet.com, costing from £53.39 one-
Powdair launches new route to Sion (7/7/17)
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 www.powdair.ski 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-
All the new routes start on 29 October 2017. Tickets are one sale from late June at www.flybe.com starting from £29.99 per person one way (including taxes and charges).
Flights to Budapest, Lyon, Milan Malpensa, Prague and Vienna -
UK 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)
IRELAND Dublin from 29 October (up to 3 x daily, from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges)
HUNGARY Budapest from 4 May (3 x weekly, from £39.99 one way including taxes and charges)
FRANCE Lyon from 1 May (2 x weekly, from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges)
ITALY Milan Malpensa from 1 May (from £34.99 one way)
AUSTRIA Vienna from 10 May (2 x weekly, from £39.99 one way including taxes and charges)
CZECH REPUBLIC Prague from 8 May (daily, from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges)