British low-cost carrier easyJet, has announced that it will be further expanding its route offering from London Southend by adding services to Newquay Corwall Airport from June 20, 2013. Seats for these flights are already on sale.
The new thrice-weekly services will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are expected to attract almost 10,000 passengers per year.
Hugh Aitken, easyJet UK Commercial Manager commented: “We’re thrilled to be announcing this new route from London Southend to Newquay which opens up a fast connection to the ‘English Riviera’ and its great beaches, restaurants and attractions. The new service makes the South West much more accessible, and certainly a lot faster to reach than the current road or rail alternatives.
“With easyJet fares starting from as little as £30.99 per person (including taxes based on two passengers flying on the same booking, we’re bringing an easy and affordable option
to passengers from this region who wish to travel to the South West coast.
“London Southend Airport is our newest and fastest growing UK base with over 400,000 passengers travelling with easyJet since its opening in March this year. We’re fully committed to delivering services from the airport which meet the needs of business and Leisure travellers alike and sure that this new route will prove very popular.”
Alastair Welch, Managing Director of Southend Airport commented: “We are delighted to offer another fantastic easyJet route from London Southend Airport – our very first mainland UK destination.
“We are sure Newquay is going to prove popular with Essex travellers for both short breaks and longer staycations – not just for its surfing, but also for the simple and easy access it provides to the much admired Cornish coast. Destinations such as St Ives and the Eden project are now just 60 minutes flight time away, instead of a six-hour car or nine-hour train journey.”