Flights from Southend to Edinburgh announced

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SCOTLAND'S capital city Edinburgh has been announced as the latest place holidaymakers can fly to from Southend Airport.

The airport has revealed today that flights to the north of the border will be launched from May 2.

This latest addition means that there are 16 destinations passengers can fly to now from Sputhend.

The city attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year to the likes of its New Year Hogmanay party and its Edinburgh Festival.

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4:20pm Thu 7 Feb 13

mys842 says...

Is Sputhend Scottish?
Is Sputhend Scottish? mys842
  • Score: 7

4:21pm Thu 7 Feb 13

firedog says...

Another sucess for the airport,moaners can start now.
Another sucess for the airport,moaners can start now. firedog
  • Score: -13

4:25pm Thu 7 Feb 13

paintlad3 says...

Good one!
Good one! paintlad3
  • Score: 1

4:27pm Thu 7 Feb 13

boyracer21 says...

firedog wrote:
Another sucess for the airport,moaners can start now.
Yes maybe a success in your eyes. But who wants to go Edinburgh? Oh I know, Andy Murray so he can go home when his kicked out of Wimbledon this year.
[quote][p][bold]firedog[/bold] wrote: Another sucess for the airport,moaners can start now.[/p][/quote]Yes maybe a success in your eyes. But who wants to go Edinburgh? Oh I know, Andy Murray so he can go home when his kicked out of Wimbledon this year. boyracer21
  • Score: 8

4:27pm Thu 7 Feb 13

jolllyboy says...

By Easyjet or another ?
By Easyjet or another ? jolllyboy
  • Score: -4

4:41pm Thu 7 Feb 13

cazza says...

Great idea but it seems a shame the flights are only from May to October and won't cover New Year Hogmanay or will they be extending the flights to all year?
Great idea but it seems a shame the flights are only from May to October and won't cover New Year Hogmanay or will they be extending the flights to all year? cazza
  • Score: -6

4:50pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Alekhine says...

Don't forget your passport. hoho
Don't forget your passport. hoho Alekhine
  • Score: 5

4:50pm Thu 7 Feb 13

supershrimper says...

jolllyboy wrote:
By Easyjet or another ?
easyJet. They are already selling seats.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: By Easyjet or another ?[/p][/quote]easyJet. They are already selling seats. supershrimper
  • Score: -7

4:52pm Thu 7 Feb 13

supershrimper says...

Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next!
Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next! supershrimper
  • Score: -14

4:55pm Thu 7 Feb 13

mys842 says...

supershrimper wrote:
Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next!
Paris would be fantastic!

How about the canaries? Or are they too far for the class of planes they use at SEN?
[quote][p][bold]supershrimper[/bold] wrote: Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next![/p][/quote]Paris would be fantastic! How about the canaries? Or are they too far for the class of planes they use at SEN? mys842
  • Score: -10

4:58pm Thu 7 Feb 13

j-w says...

cazza wrote:
Great idea but it seems a shame the flights are only from May to October and won't cover New Year Hogmanay or will they be extending the flights to all year?
At the moment you can only buy flights till October to anywhere on easyJet, October onwards should be released soon so we will have to see if Edinburgh is extended into winter.
[quote][p][bold]cazza[/bold] wrote: Great idea but it seems a shame the flights are only from May to October and won't cover New Year Hogmanay or will they be extending the flights to all year?[/p][/quote]At the moment you can only buy flights till October to anywhere on easyJet, October onwards should be released soon so we will have to see if Edinburgh is extended into winter. j-w
  • Score: -2

5:01pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Rochford Rob says...

I wish they'd add Limoges and Nice. They fly to Nice anyway, why not from Saaaarfend??
I wish they'd add Limoges and Nice. They fly to Nice anyway, why not from Saaaarfend?? Rochford Rob
  • Score: -11

5:27pm Thu 7 Feb 13

BIRLIS says...

Great news!
Great news! BIRLIS
  • Score: -9

6:18pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Thecountrysgonetopot! says...

Just spent a weekend in ireland and flew from and back to southend....absolute
ly amazing airport! Was off the plane and in my car within 4 minutes, cannot wait to use the airport in the summer to fly to America. like other posters id like to see the canery islands as a destination, im sure it wont be long!
Just spent a weekend in ireland and flew from and back to southend....absolute ly amazing airport! Was off the plane and in my car within 4 minutes, cannot wait to use the airport in the summer to fly to America. like other posters id like to see the canery islands as a destination, im sure it wont be long! Thecountrysgonetopot!
  • Score: -18

6:19pm Thu 7 Feb 13

j-w says...

I see the stupid score thing is back!
I see the stupid score thing is back! j-w
  • Score: 1

7:27pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Diannah says...

j-w wrote:
I see the stupid score thing is back!
I know. Makes me laugh thinking of the few 'anti's' continually refreshing the page just to hit the thumbs down! Still, keeps them amused, I suppose :)

Love the fact that Edinburgh is on the Easyjet map. My sister lives there so will soon be booking my ticket. Also, looking forward to the day I can fly to Paris. Does anybody know why it isn't a destination yet?
[quote][p][bold]j-w[/bold] wrote: I see the stupid score thing is back![/p][/quote]I know. Makes me laugh thinking of the few 'anti's' continually refreshing the page just to hit the thumbs down! Still, keeps them amused, I suppose :) Love the fact that Edinburgh is on the Easyjet map. My sister lives there so will soon be booking my ticket. Also, looking forward to the day I can fly to Paris. Does anybody know why it isn't a destination yet? Diannah
  • Score: -7

7:31pm Thu 7 Feb 13

supershrimper says...

j-w wrote:
cazza wrote:
Great idea but it seems a shame the flights are only from May to October and won't cover New Year Hogmanay or will they be extending the flights to all year?
At the moment you can only buy flights till October to anywhere on easyJet, October onwards should be released soon so we will have to see if Edinburgh is extended into winter.
Based on Wikipedia (I know it's unreliable but it's usually right on these things) it is an all year round service.

I know it won't happen, but if BA could emulate their LCY-JFK route from Southend that would be brilliant!
[quote][p][bold]j-w[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cazza[/bold] wrote: Great idea but it seems a shame the flights are only from May to October and won't cover New Year Hogmanay or will they be extending the flights to all year?[/p][/quote]At the moment you can only buy flights till October to anywhere on easyJet, October onwards should be released soon so we will have to see if Edinburgh is extended into winter.[/p][/quote]Based on Wikipedia (I know it's unreliable but it's usually right on these things) it is an all year round service. I know it won't happen, but if BA could emulate their LCY-JFK route from Southend that would be brilliant! supershrimper
  • Score: 2

7:43pm Thu 7 Feb 13

bigmak says...

There are now far fewer flights to Paris from London and the South East because Eurostar has grabbed the lion's share. Every hour they have a train that holds over 1000 passengers with fares as low as £59 and NO air passenger duty. Look at the schedules for other London area airports and you will struggle to find Paris flights. Even at London City, you can fly to Orly but only one or two to CDG, which is the main airport. Same goes for Brussels. What would be useful would be Nice, as suggested earlier, and Frankfurt where only City currently has flights .
There are now far fewer flights to Paris from London and the South East because Eurostar has grabbed the lion's share. Every hour they have a train that holds over 1000 passengers with fares as low as £59 and NO air passenger duty. Look at the schedules for other London area airports and you will struggle to find Paris flights. Even at London City, you can fly to Orly but only one or two to CDG, which is the main airport. Same goes for Brussels. What would be useful would be Nice, as suggested earlier, and Frankfurt where only City currently has flights . bigmak
  • Score: 6

7:45pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Diannah says...

bigmak wrote:
There are now far fewer flights to Paris from London and the South East because Eurostar has grabbed the lion's share. Every hour they have a train that holds over 1000 passengers with fares as low as £59 and NO air passenger duty. Look at the schedules for other London area airports and you will struggle to find Paris flights. Even at London City, you can fly to Orly but only one or two to CDG, which is the main airport. Same goes for Brussels. What would be useful would be Nice, as suggested earlier, and Frankfurt where only City currently has flights .
Good point.
[quote][p][bold]bigmak[/bold] wrote: There are now far fewer flights to Paris from London and the South East because Eurostar has grabbed the lion's share. Every hour they have a train that holds over 1000 passengers with fares as low as £59 and NO air passenger duty. Look at the schedules for other London area airports and you will struggle to find Paris flights. Even at London City, you can fly to Orly but only one or two to CDG, which is the main airport. Same goes for Brussels. What would be useful would be Nice, as suggested earlier, and Frankfurt where only City currently has flights .[/p][/quote]Good point. Diannah
  • Score: 4

8:01pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

OCH EYE
OCH EYE Carnabackable
  • Score: 4

8:09pm Thu 7 Feb 13

supershrimper says...

I agree with many people who have said Nice would be nice (no pun intended!). From there you can access the town itself, the Cote D'azur and Monaco.
I agree with many people who have said Nice would be nice (no pun intended!). From there you can access the town itself, the Cote D'azur and Monaco. supershrimper
  • Score: -7

8:17pm Thu 7 Feb 13

supershrimper says...

j-w wrote:
cazza wrote:
Great idea but it seems a shame the flights are only from May to October and won't cover New Year Hogmanay or will they be extending the flights to all year?
At the moment you can only buy flights till October to anywhere on easyJet, October onwards should be released soon so we will have to see if Edinburgh is extended into winter.
Article on SEN website confirms that it is a year-round service so don't worry, you can spend new year up north!
[quote][p][bold]j-w[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cazza[/bold] wrote: Great idea but it seems a shame the flights are only from May to October and won't cover New Year Hogmanay or will they be extending the flights to all year?[/p][/quote]At the moment you can only buy flights till October to anywhere on easyJet, October onwards should be released soon so we will have to see if Edinburgh is extended into winter.[/p][/quote]Article on SEN website confirms that it is a year-round service so don't worry, you can spend new year up north! supershrimper
  • Score: -10

9:51pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Thames Gateway says...

Great News for getting up to Scotland quickly and cheaply. I make that 16 destinations now:
Alicante.
Amsterdam.
Barcelona.
Belfast.
Berlin.
Dublin.
Edinburgh.
Faro.
Geneva.
Ibiza.
Jersey.
Krakow.
Malaga.
Newquay.
Palma.
Venice.

Not bad for the first year of new operations.
Great News for getting up to Scotland quickly and cheaply. I make that 16 destinations now: Alicante. Amsterdam. Barcelona. Belfast. Berlin. Dublin. Edinburgh. Faro. Geneva. Ibiza. Jersey. Krakow. Malaga. Newquay. Palma. Venice. Not bad for the first year of new operations. Thames Gateway
  • Score: -13

7:39am Fri 8 Feb 13

Ian P says...

mys842 wrote:
supershrimper wrote: Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next!
Paris would be fantastic! How about the canaries? Or are they too far for the class of planes they use at SEN?
Once the second runway goes in they should not have any issue flying to the canaries. LOL!
[quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supershrimper[/bold] wrote: Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next![/p][/quote]Paris would be fantastic! How about the canaries? Or are they too far for the class of planes they use at SEN?[/p][/quote]Once the second runway goes in they should not have any issue flying to the canaries. LOL! Ian P
  • Score: -12

7:40am Fri 8 Feb 13

Barry Bas says...

Alekhine wrote:
Don't forget your passport. hoho
The one and only time I have flown was to Edinburgh and I needed a passport as I needed photographic identification. This was in 2002 so not long after 9/11 so not sure if the rules have been relaxed since.
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: Don't forget your passport. hoho[/p][/quote]The one and only time I have flown was to Edinburgh and I needed a passport as I needed photographic identification. This was in 2002 so not long after 9/11 so not sure if the rules have been relaxed since. Barry Bas
  • Score: 0

11:45am Fri 8 Feb 13

Rochford Rob says...

Thames Gateway says...

"Great News for getting up to Scotland quickly and cheaply. I make that 16 destinations now.......

Not bad for the first year of new operations."

I haven't heard a bad word from anyone I know that has USED the airport. The staff are reported as being extremely helpful and friendly. That means at least two posters here I know of, definitely don't work there. There again, being dreadful envious socialists (if their posts are anything to go by) they probably don't work anyway.

One of them will be along shortly to tell us how noisy it will all be.

I'd be interested to know where they live. The runway is at the end of my garden and I don't have a problem with the noise.

My neighbours are lovely people so it can't be them. :)
Thames Gateway says... "Great News for getting up to Scotland quickly and cheaply. I make that 16 destinations now....... Not bad for the first year of new operations." I haven't heard a bad word from anyone I know that has USED the airport. The staff are reported as being extremely helpful and friendly. That means at least two posters here I know of, definitely don't work there. There again, being dreadful envious socialists (if their posts are anything to go by) they probably don't work anyway. One of them will be along shortly to tell us how noisy it will all be. I'd be interested to know where they live. The runway is at the end of my garden and I don't have a problem with the noise. My neighbours are lovely people so it can't be them. :) Rochford Rob
  • Score: -24

12:09pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Alekhine says...

Barry Bas wrote:
Alekhine wrote: Don't forget your passport. hoho
The one and only time I have flown was to Edinburgh and I needed a passport as I needed photographic identification. This was in 2002 so not long after 9/11 so not sure if the rules have been relaxed since.
I did'nt know that but my last was a referring to a possible independent Scotland etc etc....
[quote][p][bold]Barry Bas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: Don't forget your passport. hoho[/p][/quote]The one and only time I have flown was to Edinburgh and I needed a passport as I needed photographic identification. This was in 2002 so not long after 9/11 so not sure if the rules have been relaxed since.[/p][/quote]I did'nt know that but my last was a referring to a possible independent Scotland etc etc.... Alekhine
  • Score: 0

1:30pm Fri 8 Feb 13

maxell says...

These flights look really good as well and it much easier to get to stanstead by rail if you live in the fenchurch street line area. Ieven thought scotland is a beautiful place it has not got the sunshine (well it might have but its not the hot sort) The low-cost airline will be adding Marrakech, Morocco, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to its flight network.

The airline will fly year-round flights to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on February 15th 2013.

easyJet will also operate a year-round twice weekly service to Sharm el Sheikh from Stansted Airport on a Thursday and Sunday with the first flight taking off on February 17th 2013.

The new Sofia route will operate twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday and the first flight on the February 16th 2013.

Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager said: "Each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure these three new summer sun destinations are going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers.

"Currently, easyJet operates two mid-haul routes from Stansted to Bodrum and Dalaman so today’s announcement shows a real commitment to offering more varied destinations further afield, and the best value for our passengers."

easyJet’s 2013 Summer schedule (up to Sept 8th 2013) from Stansted Airport now features 1.7 million seats on 10,900 flights to 27 routes across Europe and North Africa.
These flights look really good as well and it much easier to get to stanstead by rail if you live in the fenchurch street line area. Ieven thought scotland is a beautiful place it has not got the sunshine (well it might have but its not the hot sort) The low-cost airline will be adding Marrakech, Morocco, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to its flight network. The airline will fly year-round flights to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on February 15th 2013. easyJet will also operate a year-round twice weekly service to Sharm el Sheikh from Stansted Airport on a Thursday and Sunday with the first flight taking off on February 17th 2013. The new Sofia route will operate twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday and the first flight on the February 16th 2013. Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager said: "Each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure these three new summer sun destinations are going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers. "Currently, easyJet operates two mid-haul routes from Stansted to Bodrum and Dalaman so today’s announcement shows a real commitment to offering more varied destinations further afield, and the best value for our passengers." easyJet’s 2013 Summer schedule (up to Sept 8th 2013) from Stansted Airport now features 1.7 million seats on 10,900 flights to 27 routes across Europe and North Africa. maxell
  • Score: -2

1:31pm Fri 8 Feb 13

maxell says...

that should read "even though"
that should read "even though" maxell
  • Score: 0

3:07pm Fri 8 Feb 13

disenfranchisedpast says...

Ian P wrote:
mys842 wrote:
supershrimper wrote: Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next!
Paris would be fantastic! How about the canaries? Or are they too far for the class of planes they use at SEN?
Once the second runway goes in they should not have any issue flying to the canaries. LOL!
Love to know where that second runway would fit......
[quote][p][bold]Ian P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supershrimper[/bold] wrote: Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next![/p][/quote]Paris would be fantastic! How about the canaries? Or are they too far for the class of planes they use at SEN?[/p][/quote]Once the second runway goes in they should not have any issue flying to the canaries. LOL![/p][/quote]Love to know where that second runway would fit...... disenfranchisedpast
  • Score: 0

3:55pm Fri 8 Feb 13

thesouthendone says...

disenfranchisedpast wrote:
Ian P wrote:
mys842 wrote:
supershrimper wrote: Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next!
Paris would be fantastic! How about the canaries? Or are they too far for the class of planes they use at SEN?
Once the second runway goes in they should not have any issue flying to the canaries. LOL!
Love to know where that second runway would fit......
Hopefully compulsory purchase orders, if they are prepared to consider that for a new cinema then they won't think twice about actually doing it for the airport and neither should they, it's brilliant.

One of the few success stories in Southend at the moment and not half as noisy as the moaning minority constantly say.
[quote][p][bold]disenfranchisedpast[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supershrimper[/bold] wrote: Looks like there'll be six flights a week (none on Saturday). Let's have Paris next![/p][/quote]Paris would be fantastic! How about the canaries? Or are they too far for the class of planes they use at SEN?[/p][/quote]Once the second runway goes in they should not have any issue flying to the canaries. LOL![/p][/quote]Love to know where that second runway would fit......[/p][/quote]Hopefully compulsory purchase orders, if they are prepared to consider that for a new cinema then they won't think twice about actually doing it for the airport and neither should they, it's brilliant. One of the few success stories in Southend at the moment and not half as noisy as the moaning minority constantly say. thesouthendone
  • Score: -24

5:05pm Fri 8 Feb 13

supershrimper says...

maxell wrote:
These flights look really good as well and it much easier to get to stanstead by rail if you live in the fenchurch street line area. Ieven thought scotland is a beautiful place it has not got the sunshine (well it might have but its not the hot sort) The low-cost airline will be adding Marrakech, Morocco, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to its flight network.

The airline will fly year-round flights to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on February 15th 2013.

easyJet will also operate a year-round twice weekly service to Sharm el Sheikh from Stansted Airport on a Thursday and Sunday with the first flight taking off on February 17th 2013.

The new Sofia route will operate twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday and the first flight on the February 16th 2013.

Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager said: "Each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure these three new summer sun destinations are going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers.

"Currently, easyJet operates two mid-haul routes from Stansted to Bodrum and Dalaman so today’s announcement shows a real commitment to offering more varied destinations further afield, and the best value for our passengers."

easyJet’s 2013 Summer schedule (up to Sept 8th 2013) from Stansted Airport now features 1.7 million seats on 10,900 flights to 27 routes across Europe and North Africa.
What the hell?
[quote][p][bold]maxell[/bold] wrote: These flights look really good as well and it much easier to get to stanstead by rail if you live in the fenchurch street line area. Ieven thought scotland is a beautiful place it has not got the sunshine (well it might have but its not the hot sort) The low-cost airline will be adding Marrakech, Morocco, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to its flight network. The airline will fly year-round flights to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on February 15th 2013. easyJet will also operate a year-round twice weekly service to Sharm el Sheikh from Stansted Airport on a Thursday and Sunday with the first flight taking off on February 17th 2013. The new Sofia route will operate twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday and the first flight on the February 16th 2013. Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager said: "Each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure these three new summer sun destinations are going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers. "Currently, easyJet operates two mid-haul routes from Stansted to Bodrum and Dalaman so today’s announcement shows a real commitment to offering more varied destinations further afield, and the best value for our passengers." easyJet’s 2013 Summer schedule (up to Sept 8th 2013) from Stansted Airport now features 1.7 million seats on 10,900 flights to 27 routes across Europe and North Africa.[/p][/quote]What the hell? supershrimper
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Joe Wildman-Clark says...

maxell wrote:
These flights look really good as well and it much easier to get to stanstead by rail if you live in the fenchurch street line area. Ieven thought scotland is a beautiful place it has not got the sunshine (well it might have but its not the hot sort) The low-cost airline will be adding Marrakech, Morocco, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to its flight network.

The airline will fly year-round flights to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on February 15th 2013.

easyJet will also operate a year-round twice weekly service to Sharm el Sheikh from Stansted Airport on a Thursday and Sunday with the first flight taking off on February 17th 2013.

The new Sofia route will operate twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday and the first flight on the February 16th 2013.

Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager said: "Each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure these three new summer sun destinations are going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers.

"Currently, easyJet operates two mid-haul routes from Stansted to Bodrum and Dalaman so today’s announcement shows a real commitment to offering more varied destinations further afield, and the best value for our passengers."

easyJet’s 2013 Summer schedule (up to Sept 8th 2013) from Stansted Airport now features 1.7 million seats on 10,900 flights to 27 routes across Europe and North Africa.
Has this anything to do with Southend please?

You say "These flights look really good as well and it much easier to get to stanstead by rail if you live in the fenchurch street line area."

How when the Stansted Express leaves from Liverpool Street!

People close to the Fenchurch Street line only have to get a train to Southend and then a taxi/bus or walk up the High Street to Southend Victoria and get the train to the airport.

People on the Liverpool Street line onlt have to get the train to the airport station.

All in all Southend Airport has outstanding public transport conecations.
[quote][p][bold]maxell[/bold] wrote: These flights look really good as well and it much easier to get to stanstead by rail if you live in the fenchurch street line area. Ieven thought scotland is a beautiful place it has not got the sunshine (well it might have but its not the hot sort) The low-cost airline will be adding Marrakech, Morocco, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to its flight network. The airline will fly year-round flights to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on February 15th 2013. easyJet will also operate a year-round twice weekly service to Sharm el Sheikh from Stansted Airport on a Thursday and Sunday with the first flight taking off on February 17th 2013. The new Sofia route will operate twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday and the first flight on the February 16th 2013. Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager said: "Each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure these three new summer sun destinations are going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers. "Currently, easyJet operates two mid-haul routes from Stansted to Bodrum and Dalaman so today’s announcement shows a real commitment to offering more varied destinations further afield, and the best value for our passengers." easyJet’s 2013 Summer schedule (up to Sept 8th 2013) from Stansted Airport now features 1.7 million seats on 10,900 flights to 27 routes across Europe and North Africa.[/p][/quote]Has this anything to do with Southend please? You say "These flights look really good as well and it much easier to get to stanstead by rail if you live in the fenchurch street line area." How when the Stansted Express leaves from Liverpool Street! People close to the Fenchurch Street line only have to get a train to Southend and then a taxi/bus or walk up the High Street to Southend Victoria and get the train to the airport. People on the Liverpool Street line onlt have to get the train to the airport station. All in all Southend Airport has outstanding public transport conecations. Joe Wildman-Clark
  • Score: -12

10:47pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Nebs says...

Someone needs to put the Scots right. This is a comment on the Scotsman website:

What's the point!!

Anybody wanting to fly to London from Edinburgh would actually fly to Gatwick which is far closer to London than Southend.

Southend is on the East Essex coast and on a bad day into London Liverpool Street it can take 2 hours by train. The train journey alone will be longer and more expensive than the flight.

So ...... If you actually want to fly to LONDON then may I recommend London Gatwick (which is actually in Sussex).

And there endeth Oor Man in London's geography lesson and top tip of the day.
Someone needs to put the Scots right. This is a comment on the Scotsman website: What's the point!! Anybody wanting to fly to London from Edinburgh would actually fly to Gatwick which is far closer to London than Southend. Southend is on the East Essex coast and on a bad day into London Liverpool Street it can take 2 hours by train. The train journey alone will be longer and more expensive than the flight. So ...... If you actually want to fly to LONDON then may I recommend London Gatwick (which is actually in Sussex). And there endeth Oor Man in London's geography lesson and top tip of the day. Nebs
  • Score: 6

8:44am Sat 9 Feb 13

tricklesthegreek says...

Flights to Greece now please.
Flights to Greece now please. tricklesthegreek
  • Score: -9

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