London Southend Airport reopens to holidaymakers

May 6, 2022

London Southend Airport was delighted to welcome the return of holidaymakers as it reopened its terminal this week.

From the start of May easyJet returned to flying to London Southend Airport from Malaga six times a week, Palma four times a week and Faro twice a week using an A320 aircraft.

The return of easyJet flights is likely to prove popular with locals. In a recent survey that included responses from over 7,000 people living in the East of England, 90% of people gave the airport 8-10 in terms of favourability. Respondents are expected to be delighted with easyJet’s plans, having named Spanish destinations Palma and Malaga top of the list wish of destinations.

Glyn Jones, CEO, said

“London Southend Airport is delighted to welcome back passengers for the first flights from the newly minted City of Southend. People living locally, in London and across the east of England can now get back to quickly and easily travelling through our award winning airport, breezing through one of the UK’s quickest security experiences then relaxing before jetting off on easyJet flights to hugely popular summer destinations, Malaga, Palma and Faro.

We’d like to thank our truly outstanding team for all their efforts in making sure we’re ready to welcome back passengers and we want to recognise the huge support we have received from our amazing local community throughout an incredibly challenging time brought about by the pandemic. We look forward to seeing you at London Southend Airport soon.”

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:

"We are delighted to be flying once again from London Southend Airport this summer, providing customers with convenient direct connections to explore or relax in some of Europe’s most popular beach destinations. We are proud to be the largest airline in the UK and to serve our customers from London Southend once again with more choice and great value fares.”


London Southend Airport is consistently ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? It was also voted 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 100m from its entrance, with up to six trains an hour to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.

The impact of coronavirus has resulted in reduced operations and schedule changes. Latest flight information is available via airlines directly. London Southend Airport has introduced new safety measures to create a biosphere within the terminal, from hand sanitiser every 20 paces to new security equipment; significant investments have been made to protect employees and passengers.


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