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Flybe confirms six European routes from Southend

UK carrier Flybe has launched six European routes from London Southend airport, the airline has confirmed.

The services will be operated by Stobart Air under a 10-year deal announced last week.

The airline will fly to Rennes and Caen Normandie in France, Munster Osnabruck and Cologne Bonn in Germany, Antwerp in Belgium and Groningen in the Netherlands.

Flights to Rennes, Groningen and Munster Osnabruck will commence on June 5, with services to the other three destinations starting on July 3.

The carrier also confirmed it will increase capacity on its London Southend services from September, resulting in 102 weekly flights on its six routes. This will include double daily return flights on services to Antwerp and Rennes.

Services will be operated by Stobart Air

Stobart Air’s COO Simon Fagan said the six routes will “resonate” with both business and leisure passengers.

“From London Southend’s perspective, we will expect to deliver an extra 200,000 passengers in year one, rising to 700,000 passengers within three years,” said Fagan.

“The airport’s connectivity to the centre of London, plus the positive customer experience make it attractive for both passengers and airlines.”

London Southend airport managing director, Roger Clements, said “This is fantastic news and perfect timing as we celebrate the completion of our terminal extension.

“We are convinced it is our unique, high standard of customer service that is responsible for London Southend becoming so popular over the past 12 months.”


are we likely to see stobart flights from Carlisle to southend or any where else in the near future

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David Whitcombe (not verified)

Hopefully Flybe will resume the Edinburgh service which
easyjet mysteriously ended.

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Joe Curry (not verified)

With flight expansions now in place it would be a great gesture for Airport ANGEL and Stobart negotiate a customer service to offer such a valuable facility for the business traveller - what do you think?

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Stuart Hopwood (not verified)

This is excellent news for the residents of Southend & those in the catchment area.

Here's to the continued success of Stobart Air & Flybe.

Edinburgh would be great and Carlisle a fantastic idea, but not sure the latter would get sufficient passenger numbers (I'd love to be proved wrong though).

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Paul Smith (not verified)

They'll all be gone in a year

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