Friday, 27 July 2018

easyJet launches first flight to Bordeaux as first of four new routes take off from London Southend Airport

The low-cost airline easyJet has launched its first flight from London Southend Airport to Bordeaux in South West France earlier this week.

The first flight took off on Wednesday 25th July and is the first of four to launch this summer from Southend and will be supported by the arrival of a new aircraft at the airport. 

The new Bordeaux service will operate three times a week, as well as Wednesday's it will also fly on Wednesday's and Friday's. The airline is also set to launch new routes from Southend to Prague, Pula and Dubrovnik. The budget airline operates to 20 destinations from London Southend. 

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s Director of UK Market, said,  “We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating further expansion at London Southend Airport and it’s great to announce the inaugural flight to Bordeaux – one that is expected to be popular with those looking for a short break, second homeowners and as a region famed for its wine-growing, wine connoisseurs."

“Having been at London Southend Airport for over six years, the addition of another aircraft this summer will help us to deliver long-term, sustainable growth at the airport whilst providing passengers with a greater range of destinations, all with low fares and great service.” Said Sophie Dekkers.

 Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport, said:  “Our successful partnership with easyJet continues to go from strength to strength, and the addition of a new aircraft at London Southend will bring four exciting new routes - Bordeaux, Prague, Pula and Dubrovnik - and further choice to passengers using our airport. We are now London’s fastest growing airport, and it is great to see that easyJet expect to carry over one million annual passengers to and from the airport for the first time this year. We are expecting great demand for flights to Bordeaux, and wish the passengers on this inaugural flight bon voyage!”