EasyJet Announce Services from London Southend Airport Opportunity for Onward Connections inbound and outbound for Waterford Airport

June 2011

Just this week easyJet, announced that it will begin operating from London Southend Airport from April 2012. The UK’s largest airline will open its newest base with three A319 aircraft, over 150 employees and with around 800,000 passengers expected to fly in the first year.There will be 70 easyJet flights per week and passengers will have a choice of round ten different European destinations including Barcelona, Faro and Ibiza. Tickets will go on sale at the end of July.

Commenting on the announcement Graham Doyle, CEO at Waterford Airport said, “This really is fantastic news for the South East, it offers a huge scope of onward connections directly accessible from the South East region and it also opens the corridor to the South East from London Southend airport for inbound passengers.”

London Southend Airport will open a multi million pound brand new terminal in autumn of this year and located within a minute’s walk from a new train station with fast rail link into city London with passengers able to get from the plane to the train in 15 minutes.

London Southend Airport managing director, Alastair Welch, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with easyJet, servicing a comprehensive variety of routes into Europe and hot on the heels of other significant developments at London Southend. This summer we open a dedicated railway station with up to eight services an hour to Stratford - site of the 2012 games, and to London Liverpool Street, both in well under an hour.

“A new state-of-the-art control tower is now operational, work on our runway extension is underway, as is a new terminal building to be completed this autumn, and a new hotel that will open in 2012.”

“All this makes London Southend an ideal gateway for both business and leisure travel across Europe, and puts us right on track for our target of serving over two million passengers annually."