Easyjet to take off from Southend Airport

Easyjet PlaneLow-cost airline Easyjet has announced that it will be flying from London Southend Airport from next year.

As locals will know, Southend Airport is expanding, the new control tower is up and running, and the airport railway station on the Liverpool Street line is due to open in July. There’s also plans for an airport hotel in 2012.

The new Easyjet Flights are set to start from April 2012 to an initial ten European destinations, including Portugal (Faro), Barcelona and Ibiza, and the target is to get 800,000 passengers through Southend each year.

Easyjet expect to operate 70 flights a week. Its plans for Southend Airport will mean more local jobs, more planes coming into Southend, and an easier route to Europe. The expansion plans for the town’s airport will apparently mean 2 million people a year will be using the airport by the end of the decade.

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