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    Almeda11 wrote:
    Levelfield wrote: The Caen, Normandy route is being very strongly advertised and promoted in France and I believe Flybe expect 60% of all passengers to be French visitors to the UK.
    Completely agree with you and Paintlad. lt should be obvious that the routes are a two way thing, people in Southend are told which flights fly to where and the people in those destinations are obviously told similar, that the Caen/Rennes/ Maastricht ect, ect are flying to Southend.
    Why all the thumbs down? it`s TRUE , and OBVIOUS to anyone with any intelligence, seems to be the season of the dimwits on heretonight.

    lf you don`t agree at least have THE GUTS to say why, but no, you cowards DON`T have the guts, do you, so stick to your little anonymous keyboards, and carry on hiding behind them, pathetic bunch of ----------- !!!

    Now THAT`S put the cat among the pigeons, l`m waiting, give me REASONS WHY, if you can !!!!"
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New flights to Europe are hit for Flybe

New European destinations proving popular

New European destinations proving popular

First published in News
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ALMOST 10,000 tickets have been sold for new routes from Southend Airport.

Flybe, operated by Stobart Air, reports strong interest in routes to Groningen, Muster Osnabruck and Rennes which commence on June 5.

Services to Cologne Bonn, Caen Normandie and Antwerp start on July 3 and from July 10 the Maastricht route will come into operation. Monday was the busiest day yet for advance ticket bookings.

Simon Fagan, chief commercial officer for Stobart Air, said: “With almost 10,000 tickets already sold, we are on course to meet our target of carrying up to 700,000 passengers on our new London Southend routes within three years.

“Weekend bookings are quite popular and we are seeing a surge in weekday bookings as the launch day approaches.”

He added “These three routes are clearly resonating with both business and leisure passengers in Southend. Münster in Germany is a vibrant city that is home to thousands of university students.

Roger Clements, the airport’s managing director, said “We are very encouraged by the growing demand for the three routes commencing on 5 June. This bookings surge proves that London Southend is continuing to become a popular travel hub for both continental and London bound passengers. As the popularity of London Southend grows we hope that these recent route expansions will bring a boost to the economy to the local area.”

A new Flybe route from London Southend to Newquay Cornwall took off on Saturday(17/5). The airline is operating a three times a week summer service through until 27 September.

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