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Southend Airport provides COVID-19 operational update

Posted 26 March 2020 · Add Comment

London Southend Airport has today provided an update to customers and stakeholders regarding its operational plans during this challenging time.

Courtesy London Southend Airport

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 16.30 - 21.30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

While the airport will be providing a significantly reduced passenger service, its logistics operation will continue to operate as normal. The logistics operation is maintaining it clear role in supporting both the local economy and the wider economy as a whole.

As a result of the flights associated with this operation, we are able at present to:

• Safeguard jobs associated with the operation at a time when many people across the UK are worried about employment;

• Ensure important goods are able to 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.

Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport said: “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.”


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