New route to London Southend from Maastricht Aachen

  • Flybe (operated by Stobart Air) to provide cost effective services between Maastricht Aachen and London Southend Airports 
  • Flights from €34.99 now available on flybe.com
  • London Southend Airport just 53 minutes from centre of London
  • Airline aims to fly 80,000 passengers in the next three years

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, announced today that it will offer direct return flights between London Southend Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport and from 10 July 2014, operated by its franchise partner, Stobart Air.

Flights starting from €34.99 including taxes and charges are available now for booking at www.flybe.com. Services will operate six days a week (see full schedule below).

In the first year of the route’s operation, Flybe intends to carry up to 25,000 passengers.  In three years Flybe aims to fly 80,000 passengers.  This welcome news comes just months after Ryanair pulled its London Stansted service from Maastricht Aachen Airport.

London Southend is London’s newest airport andwas recently recognised ‘Best Airport in Britain’ by readers of Which? magazine.Travel time by train from London Southend to Liverpool Street in the heart of London is only 53 minutes. The airport’s new terminal is less than 100 paces from a brand new rail station, with up to eight rail services every hour. Passengers with hand luggage can travel from plane to train in just 15 minutes. Security checks at the Airport take a maximum of four minutes.

Peter O’Mara, Commercial and Operations Development Manager at Stobart Air said that London Southend Airport represents a value for money, easy and accessible choice for both business and leisure passengers – “We are delighted to announce our new Maastricht Aachen to London-Southend service. This is Flybe’s first direct flight service from Maastricht Aachen to London.  The service offers a low-cost flight to an airport which is only 53 minutes from the centre of London. Maastricht, Aachen and the Euregion have a strong business community and the availability of return services to London Southend will provide convenience for many businesses in the area. For leisure passengers, the London Southend route provides a low-cost and hassle-free travel alternative to UK capital. We look forward to welcoming passengers from Maastricht, Aachen and the Euregion on board from 10 July.”   

Sander Heijmans, Chief Executive, Maastricht Aachen Airport said “The fact that Flybe will operate non-stop flights from Maastricht to London Southend is very welcome news. To have the biggest European regional carriers as a new customer for the airport is a significant development that fits in our strategy to offer air connections not only to the leisure passenger but also to our business community. The frequencies offered, combined with the fast connection between London Southend and the city, make this a very good way to travel to London. And for travellers from the UK, this new route offers an excellent start of a city-trip to Maastricht and surroundings.”

 NOTES TO EDITORS

 

Monday to Friday, 10 July 2014 to 27 March 2015

 

Airport

Departure time

Airport

Arrival time

London Southend

08.10

Maastricht Aachen

10.25

Maastricht Aachen

10.50

London Southend

10.55

 

 

Sunday, 13 July 2014 to 22 March 2015

 

Airport

Departure time

Airport

Arrival time

London Southend

08.30

Maastricht Aachen

10.45

Maastricht Aachen

11.10

London Southend

11.15

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