easyJet launches first flight to Bordeaux as first of four new routes take off from London Southend Airport  

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– easyJet adds a fourth aircraft to its London base

– Airline set to break the one million passenger barrier at the airport

easyJet launches first flight to Bordeaux as first of four new routes take off from London Southend Airport   featured image

easyJet has launched its first flight from London Southend Airport to Bordeaux in South West France. The route which took off yesterday afternoon is the first of four to launch this summer and will be supported by the arrival of a new aircraft at the base.

Operating three times a week, easyJet expects to carry out more than 30,000 passengers on the new Bordeaux route operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

easyJet is also set to launch new routes from Southend to summer holiday favourites Prague, Pula and Dubrovnik this summer helping to ensure the airline will carry over one million annual passengers to and from the airport for the first time this year with a 25% year on year rise in passenger numbers.

easyJet now operates 20 destinations from London Southend. They can be booked at easyJet.com

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s Director of UK Market, said:

We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating further expansion at London Southend Airport and it’s great to announce the inaugural flight to Bordeaux – one that is expected to be popular with those looking for a short break, second homeowners and as a region famed for its wine-growing, wine connoisseurs.

“Having been at London Southend Airport for over six years, the addition of another aircraft this summer will help us to deliver long-term, sustainable growth at the airport whilst providing passengers with a greater range of destinations, all with low fares and great service.

Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport, said:

Our successful partnership with easyJet continues to go from strength to strength, and the addition of a new aircraft at London Southend will bring four exciting new routes – Bordeaux, Prague, Pula and Dubrovnik – and further choice to passengers using our airport. We are now London’s fastest growing airport, and it is great to see that easyJet expect to carry over one million annual passengers to and from the airport for the first time this year. We are expecting great demand for flights to Bordeaux, and wish the passengers on this inaugural flight bon voyage!

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