London Southend Airport announces flights to Ireland

 

London Southend Airport Announces Flights to Ireland

Aer Arann has announced that it is starting new, regular passenger services from London Southend Airport to and from both Waterford and Galway in Ireland from 27 March 2011.

Stobart Air (owner of London Southend Airport and a division of Stobart Group) Managing Director, Alastair Welch, says "This is a significant milestone in London Southend Airport’s development – the first new daily passenger service since Stobart Group took ownership two years ago. It also marks the completion of phase one of our transformation of the airport, heralding exciting and busy times ahead."

He added "2011 is a very big year for London Southend, with a new airport railway station now complete and gearing up to be fully operational in the coming weeks, a new control tower also now ready, construction of a new passenger terminal underway and work on the runway extension and new airport hotel due to start later this year. This is the year London Southend Airport goes on the international air travel map as a fast, friendly and hassle-free new gateway to London. With the new railway station soon to be fully operational, we will be about 50 minutes by train from Liverpool Street, right in the heart of the City of London."

Today’s announcement from Aer Arann:

Ireland On Your Doorstep

Aer Arann Launches London Southend Airport Routes Direct to Galway and Waterford

(Monday January 31st 2011) Ireland’s regional airline Aer Arann today announced new direct scheduled services between London Southend Airport and two of Ireland’s key business and tourism regions.

From March Aer Arann will operate two daily return flights between London Southend Airport and Galway on Ireland’s Atlantic west coast and Waterford, the crystal city in Ireland’s sunny south east.

The people of Essex and Greater London will now have Ireland on their doorstep with convenient flight timings and direct access two of Ireland’s most visited destinations.

The new services will be the first to be operated into London Southend Airport by an Irish commercial airline and mark the opening of Ireland’s new gateway to London and the English south east.

From March 27th, Aer Arann will operate direct flights, twice a day, morning and evening, from both Galway and Waterford to London Southend Airport offering the fastest and most direct access from the two cities to central London.

Direct flights will operate seven days per week from Waterford. Flights from Galway will operate direct four days per week and on three days a week will operate via Waterford.

The new routes between Ireland and London Southend Airport are expected to boost both business and tourism travel between the UK and both Galway and Waterford. The two new flights per day open new links from Southend, Essex and the greater London area to Ireland’s regions offering fast, convenient and cost effective travel that will provide a timely boost to the local economies.

Aer Arann’s services from London Southend Airport will provide passengers with a fast, hassle-free route to Galway and Waterford perfect for both the business and leisure passenger.

In turn passengers from Ireland will benefit from the convenience of a ten minute transfer from plane to train and frequent, affordable trains to Liverpool Street Station operating from London Southend Airport’s new train station.

Commenting on the announcement Aer Arann, Chief Executive, Paul Schütz said, "This is a very significant announcement for Aer Arann and we are delighted to team up with London Southend Airport to provide our customers with new flights between Ireland and the UK and particularly with central London".

"We are confident there will be strong demand for these services and that our customers will be very pleased when they experience the unique convenience and direct access to central London. Likewise UK customers will have Ireland on their doorstep with direct access to Galway and Waterford and we look forward to the ongoing development of London Southend Airport and its potential to provide passengers from Ireland with excellent onward connections to Europe", Mr.Schütz continued.

Alastair Welch, Managing Director Stobart Air and London Southend Airport commented "Aer Arann’s announcement today marks a significant milestone in the development of London Southend Airport. 2011 is a very big year for us with a new railway station and control tower now complete, and a new passenger terminal, runway extension and airport hotel also underway".

"This is the year London Southend Airport goes on the international air travel map as a fast, friendly and hassle free new gateway to London and beyond. With our new train station the journey from the airport into Liverpool Street – in the heart of the City of London – will take around 50 minutes".

Aer Arann flights to London Southend go on sale from today, 31 January and can be booked on www.aerarann.com. With fares starting at just €39.99 one way including taxes.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE 27 MARCH 2011

Morning Service : Waterford Airport to London Southend Airport

Day Flight Depart Arrive Direct / Via

Mo,Th,Fr,Su RE 441 0730 0855 Direct

Tu, We RE 401 0800 0925 Direct

Sa RE 401 0900 1025 Direct

Morning Service : London Southend Airport to Waterford Airport

Day Flight Depart Arrive Direct / Via

Mo,Th,Fr,Su RE 442 0920 1100 Direct

Tu,We RE 402 0950 1130 Direct

Sa RE 402 1050 1230 Direct

Evening Service : Waterford Airport to London Southend Airport

Day Flight Depart Arrive Direct / Via

Mo,Th,Fr,Su RE 447 1855 2020 Direct

Tu,We RE 407 1835 2000 Direct

Sa RE 407 1600 1725 Direct

Evening Service : London Southend Airport to Waterford Airport

Day Flight Depart Arrive Direct / Via

Mo,Th,Fr,Su RE 448 2045 2225 Direct

Tu,We RE 408 2025 2205 Direct

Sa RE 408 1750 1930 Direct

Morning Service : Galway Airport to London Southend Airport

Day Flight Depart Arrive Direct / Via

Mo,Th, Fr RE 401 0700 0850 Direct

Tu,We RE 401 0700 0925 Waterford

Sa RE 401 0800 1025 Waterford

Su RE 401 0800 0950 Direct

Morning Service : London Southend Airport – Galway Airport

Day Flight Depart Arrive Direct / Via

Mo,Th,Fr RE 402 0915 1115 Direct

Tu,We RE 402 0950 1230 Waterford

Sa RE 402 1050 1330 Waterford

Su RE 402 1015 1215 Direct

Evening Service : Galway Airport – London Southend Airport

Day Flight Depart Arrive Direct / Via

Mo,Th,Fr,Su RE 407 1845 2035 Direct

Tu,We RE 407 1735 2000 Waterford

Sa RE 407 1500 1725 Waterford

Evening Service : London Southend Airport – Galway Airport

Day Flight Depart Arrive Direct / Via

Mo,Th,Fr,Su RE 408 2100 2300 Direct

Tu,We RE 408 2025 2305 Waterford

Sa RE 408 1750 2030 Waterford

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