London Southend Airport provides COVID-19 operational update

(Photo: Southend Airport)

London Southend Airport (IATA: SEN) has today (March 26) updated customers and stakeholders regarding its operational plans during this challenging time.

The airport’s airline partners have updated their flight plans:

  • easyJet suspended flying from 24th March until mid-May at the earliest;
  • Ryanair suspended flying from 25th March until 1st May at the earliest;
  • From the 30th March onwards Wizz Air will reduce its service to three weekly flights to Bucharest;
  • Loganair will maintain flights to Aberdeen and Derry three times a week;
  • Fly One will return to a twice weekly service from May.

As a result of these schedule changes, London Southend Airport will amend its opening times as of next week to 1630 – 2130 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The airport’s statement said that while the airport will be providing a significantly reduced passenger service, its logistics operation will continue to operate as normal, maintaining its role in supporting both the local and wider economies.

It also noted that the flights associated with the logistics operation are currently enabling it to:

  • Safeguard jobs associated with the operation at a time when many people across the UK are worried about employment;
  • Ensure important goods can safely come in and out of the country to offer support at this critical time;
  • Play a key role in maintaining UK exports and continuing to contribute to the UK economy.

Airport CEO, Glyn Jones, commented: “I want to take this opportunity to express my immense gratitude to the incredible team here at London Southend Airport who have responded fantastically to the unprecedented challenges faced by the aviation industry and by the world as a whole.

“I am pleased that the airport will contribute to the local community and its economy by securing jobs and contributing to the economy.”