23 August, 2023

easyJet to restart London Southend Airport to Alicante service

easyJet has announced it will relaunch its route from London Southend to Alicante in Spain.

easyJet has put on sale the newly relaunched route between  London Southend and Alicante. The budget airline will once again be operating the service from 29th October 2023 with flights operating twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.

Alicante will be the seventh destination easyJet now serves from London Southend, alongside Malaga, Palma, Faro, Amsterdam, Geneva and Paris.  easyJet previously flew to Alicante between April 2012 to August 2020, flying more than 850,000 passengers in that period.

Alicante is known as the ‘City of the Sun’ and is reportedly the sunniest city in Europe with an average of 349 hours of sun each month, making it the prefect year-round destination. Whether its exploring the old town’s maze of narrow streets, it’s vibrant nightlife and restaurants, or soaking up the sun along the southeastern Mediterranean coastline - Alicante offers something for everyone.  

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:    “We are really pleased to be announcing another route from London Southend to Alicante today, providing our customers in the South East with even more choice to visit one of Europe’s best-loved beach destinations that we know will prove popular throughout the year. With flights and package holidays on sale today, now is a great time to book early to get the best fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board from this winter.”

John Upton, London Southend Airport CEO, said:   “We are excited, delighted and extremely proud to be able to deliver flights to Alicante for our passengers this winter; restarting our most profitable and popular route from 29th October , and opening the door for passengers in Essex, east London and southeast of England to explore yet another area of Spain with our airline partner, easyJet. I look forward to welcoming friends and families back to London Southend as we celebrate this milestone in the coming weeks with the return of their favourite destination.”

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 53 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.