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London Southend Airport response about the Easyjet news
Easy Jet plans to leave southend airport
It has been reported today that Easyjet is consulting with the Pilots Union Balpa in relation to making up to 724 of its Pilots redundant.
The current pandemic and travel restrictions has meant that easyjet is considering its position at Southend, Stansted and Newcastle. Easyjet has four aircraft and 183 staff based at Southend and will continue to fly in and out but will not keep any aircraft or crew based at the airport.
A spokesman at Southend airport has commented
“We note easyJet’s announcement about the potential consolidation of its operations as a result of the economic impact of Covid-19. London Southend Airport (LSA) is uniquely positioned to respond to the requirements of safe, socially distanced travel as well as having a direct rail route from Central London. As such LSA continues to be a convenient and, as a result of the investment which is already underway, increasingly desirable airport for many passengers, particularly those based in London and the south east. We look forward to continuing our discussions with easyJet about their future use of LSA”