Flybe launches London Southend to Newquay service

Leading regional airline to maintain route with three flights per week 

Tickets go on sale today (Tuesday 28 January) for a three times weekly Flybe service between London Southend Airport and Newquay.

The route to UK’s surfing capital from London’s newest airport was recently withdrawn by easyJet – however Europe’s largest independent regional airline has just announced it will now offer flights between 16 May and 27 September 2014.

The seats are on sale from today at www.flybe.comwith one way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges. Flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, says “It was an easy decision to keep this route alive. We will be flying it for an extended four-month summer season, and look forward to welcoming all of our new customers on board. The South West has a lot to offer and our Newquay service will provide a fast and convenient option for those looking to go on holiday to Cornwall.  It’s a win-win for everyone and demonstrates Flybe’s commitment to supporting local economies through the development of popular leisure travel destinations.”

London Southend Airport Operations Director, David Lister said "We are delighted to welcome Flybe back to London Southend Airport, continuing the route to Newquay which proved popular in summer 2013 with the local Essex community and also with Cornish people travelling to London. We are delighted Flybe selected London’s newest airport - London Southend - to operate this important route, which will provide quick and easy connections to the City in just 53 minutes by train, andlook forward to developing our relationship with Flybe as our route network expands in 2014."

NOTES

Newquay – London Southend

Effective 16 May – 27 September 2014 on Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday

Departs Newquay -1105, Arrives Southend - 1225

Departs Southend – 1250, Arrives Newquay - 1410

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