London Southend Airport announces how long flight suspensions will last

March 26, 2020 by Emily Mertens

London Southend Airport has released updated flight plans from its airline partners.

The main changes announced by the airport are as follows: 
- easyJet has suspended flying from 24th March until mid-May at the earliest;
- Ryanair has suspended flying from 25th March until 1st May at the earliest;
- From the 30th March onwards, Wizz Air will reduce its service to three weekly flights to Bucharest;
- Loganair will maintain flights to Aberdeen and Derry three times a week;
- Fly One will return to a twice weekly service from May.

As a result of schedule changes, the airport is changing opening times to 16.30 - 21.30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, commencing next week.

The airport has also implemented a new, approved noise complaints procedure pursuant to the S106 Agreements as follows:
- London Southend Airport will not be in a position to respond in detail to complainants by letter until further notice;
- Electronic responses will be sent in response to complaints explaining that due to the COVID19 pandemic the complaint will be logged but a full response will be sent only if the flight was non-compliant (within 28 days);
- Individuals will continue to receive a response when an aircraft is found to have operated outside of the existing agreements;
- The airport’s limited resources will be applied to logging and processing the noise complaints until we are in a position to launch the on-line WebTrak service.

Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport, said: “I want to take this opportunity to express my immense gratitude to the incredible team here at London Southend Airport who have responded fantastically to the unprecedented challenges faced by the aviation industry and by the world as a whole.

“I am pleased that the airport will contribute to the local community and its economy by securing jobs and contributing to the economy.”

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