Ryanair has now officially opened their new London Southend base with three aircrafts and a total investment of $300 million. Ryanair announced their new summer 2019 schedule for London Southend, which includes 14 new routes, including connections to Alicante, Corfu, Faro and Milan Bergamo.
The airline expects to deliver more than 1 million passengers per annum and support 750 jobs at London Southend Airport. The airline also announced that flights can be booked until March 2020 already from London Southend.
Ryanair’s Chiara Ravara said:
“We’re pleased to open our new London Southend base, with 3 based aircraft (an investment of $300m), and kick off 14 new routes, which will deliver 1m customers p.a. and support 750 jobs at London Southend Airport this year.
To celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from just £12.99, for travel until the end of May, which are available for booking until midnight Friday (5 Apr). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Glyn Jones, London Southend Airport said:
“We are delighted to welcome the first Ryanair flight to London Southend Airport today. Ryanair passengers can now fly to 14 new routes and enjoy a quick and easy airport with direct trains to London Liverpool Street in 51 minutes.
This is an exciting time for London Southend Airport. We welcomed 1.5 million passengers last year. With the arrival of Ryanair, we will be welcoming over 2.5 million. We are growing fast. We believe we can maintain this momentum with more airlines recognising that we represent an attracting destination for growth in London.”