Ryanair officially opened its new base at London Southend (IATA: SEN) on April 2. It will now station three of its Boeing 737 aircraft there to operate 14 routes, including Alicante, Corfu, Faro and Milan Bergamo (BGY). The airline said the new services will deliver more than a million customers per year.
Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport commented: “We are delighted to welcome the first Ryanair flight to London Southend Airport today. Ryanair passengers can now fly to 14 new routes and enjoy a quick and easy airport with direct trains to London Liverpool Street in 51 minutes.
“This is an exciting time for London Southend Airport. We welcomed 1.5million passengers last year. With the arrival of Ryanair, we will be welcoming over 2.5 million. We are growing fast. We believe we can maintain this momentum with more airlines recognising that we represent an attracting destination for growth in London.”