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Southend Standard: Operations Director Dave Lister Operations Director Dave Lister

PASSENGERS will be able to fly off to some of northern Europe’s hidden gems after Flybe announced its new destinations from Southend Airport.

The routes have been chosen as they are not served by other airports like London City and are popular destinations, just off the beaten track.

Southend Airport owner Stobart Air announced the ten-year partnership with Flybe last week in which it hopes to create 60 new jobs, with recruitment already underway.

Detailing the six new routes, Simon Fagan, chief operating officer of Stobart Air, said: “We are delighted to announce these six new London Southend routes.

“Each of these new routes will resonate with both business and leisure passengers. Prices are competitive, schedules are convenient, and the airports are efficient.

“For the 20 million people living within two hours of London Southend Airport, it presents popular new destinations. The availability of daily return services on some of the routes means people can do a day’s business and be back home that evening.”

Details of the routes plus more reaction and information in a two-page news special is in today's Echo 

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6:42am Thu 3 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Wow, it just keeps getting bigger and better.
Wow, it just keeps getting bigger and better. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -10

7:58am Thu 3 Apr 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

What are the routes?
What are the routes? Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 3

8:09am Thu 3 Apr 14

Thames Gateway says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
What are the routes?
A little light googling will tell all.
Think the Echo wants peeps to buy the paper for this!
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: What are the routes?[/p][/quote]A little light googling will tell all. Think the Echo wants peeps to buy the paper for this! Thames Gateway
  • Score: 2

8:10am Thu 3 Apr 14

Thecountrysgonetopot! says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
What are the routes?
Looks like you have to purchase todays Echo to find out or wait until tomorrow to find out on here i suppose
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: What are the routes?[/p][/quote]Looks like you have to purchase todays Echo to find out or wait until tomorrow to find out on here i suppose Thecountrysgonetopot!
  • Score: 2

8:17am Thu 3 Apr 14

Eastwoodian says...

As it's now in the public domain . . .

Antwerp, Groningen, Cologne, Munster-Osnabruck, Rennes and Caen
As it's now in the public domain . . . Antwerp, Groningen, Cologne, Munster-Osnabruck, Rennes and Caen Eastwoodian
  • Score: 2

8:18am Thu 3 Apr 14

tophat27dt says...

From the Flybe website, the new routes from Southewnd are to:

ANTWERP
GRONINGEN
COLOGNE
MUNSTER-OSNABRUCK
RENNES
CAEN

No details of the scheduled days/times yet.
A few are brave choices, which will need a lot of publicity both ends. Good luck to Stobart Air and all their partners.
From the Flybe website, the new routes from Southewnd are to: ANTWERP GRONINGEN COLOGNE MUNSTER-OSNABRUCK RENNES CAEN No details of the scheduled days/times yet. A few are brave choices, which will need a lot of publicity both ends. Good luck to Stobart Air and all their partners. tophat27dt
  • Score: -3

8:19am Thu 3 Apr 14

paintlad3 says...

Thumps up!! well done
Thumps up!! well done paintlad3
  • Score: -2

8:19am Thu 3 Apr 14

tophat27dt says...

you beat me by one minute Eastwoodian!
you beat me by one minute Eastwoodian! tophat27dt
  • Score: 5

8:30am Thu 3 Apr 14

Eastwoodian says...

tophat27dt wrote:
you beat me by one minute Eastwoodian!
sorry :D
[quote][p][bold]tophat27dt[/bold] wrote: you beat me by one minute Eastwoodian![/p][/quote]sorry :D Eastwoodian
  • Score: 0

9:58am Thu 3 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

I'm very pro airport but the new routes have not dazzled me to be brutally honest. They are designed for passengers from those cities to come to London rather than for us to go there.
I'm very pro airport but the new routes have not dazzled me to be brutally honest. They are designed for passengers from those cities to come to London rather than for us to go there. supermadmax
  • Score: -2

10:02am Thu 3 Apr 14

planespeaking says...

The full schedule details are available now on the Flybe website.
The full schedule details are available now on the Flybe website. planespeaking
  • Score: 0

10:36am Thu 3 Apr 14

Eastwoodian says...

I have noticed that you can cyurrently only book up until October . . . i do hope the Cologne route is all year round as i would love to re-visit their wonderful Christmas markets
I have noticed that you can cyurrently only book up until October . . . i do hope the Cologne route is all year round as i would love to re-visit their wonderful Christmas markets Eastwoodian
  • Score: -1

10:52am Thu 3 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Eastwoodian wrote:
I have noticed that you can cyurrently only book up until October . . . i do hope the Cologne route is all year round as i would love to re-visit their wonderful Christmas markets
My Grandad used to visit Cologne, in 1943, often at night, and always came away with less than he went with.
[quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: I have noticed that you can cyurrently only book up until October . . . i do hope the Cologne route is all year round as i would love to re-visit their wonderful Christmas markets[/p][/quote]My Grandad used to visit Cologne, in 1943, often at night, and always came away with less than he went with. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 33

10:56am Thu 3 Apr 14

Feminism is Dead says...

PLEASE give us Belfast!!!!!!!
PLEASE give us Belfast!!!!!!! Feminism is Dead
  • Score: -6

12:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Eastwoodian says...

awwww bless saen and their band of merry girls . . . . look at the positive comment rating plummet

and there i was thinking that school holidays only started last week
awwww bless saen and their band of merry girls . . . . look at the positive comment rating plummet and there i was thinking that school holidays only started last week Eastwoodian
  • Score: -4

12:23pm Thu 3 Apr 14

mrttev63 says...

Are easy jet going to replace the 2 of axe route ?
Are easy jet going to replace the 2 of axe route ? mrttev63
  • Score: -2

12:35pm Thu 3 Apr 14

DannyK86 says...

Eastwoodian wrote:
awwww bless saen and their band of merry girls . . . . look at the positive comment rating plummet

and there i was thinking that school holidays only started last week
It's probably the same sad old git desperately swapping onto each of the public access computers in Southend Library in the hope that negative ratings will make a blind bit of difference to anything. Very sad!
[quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: awwww bless saen and their band of merry girls . . . . look at the positive comment rating plummet and there i was thinking that school holidays only started last week[/p][/quote]It's probably the same sad old git desperately swapping onto each of the public access computers in Southend Library in the hope that negative ratings will make a blind bit of difference to anything. Very sad! DannyK86
  • Score: -1

1:56pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Happy Chickie says...

Thames Gateway wrote:
Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
What are the routes?
A little light googling will tell all.
Think the Echo wants peeps to buy the paper for this!
Correct - they do want you to buy the paper but it has so many ads, not to mention errors in it , that I seldom buy it anymore.

Mind you, the website isn't much better.
[quote][p][bold]Thames Gateway[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: What are the routes?[/p][/quote]A little light googling will tell all. Think the Echo wants peeps to buy the paper for this![/p][/quote]Correct - they do want you to buy the paper but it has so many ads, not to mention errors in it , that I seldom buy it anymore. Mind you, the website isn't much better. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Thu 3 Apr 14

rhowes says...

This is a dodgy company which is franchising out to quite a dodgy air line!

Stobart take all the financial risks, and Flybe may make some money if the tickets sell. How will Stobart re-coup it's huge investments? Car parks perhaps?
This is a dodgy company which is franchising out to quite a dodgy air line! Stobart take all the financial risks, and Flybe may make some money if the tickets sell. How will Stobart re-coup it's huge investments? Car parks perhaps? rhowes
  • Score: 9

5:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

maxell says...

Mr lister you seem to be telling porkies, stobart own two aircraft that formed part of aer arran now stobart air, flybe are not laying on the flights, stobart has entered into a 5 year (not 10) franchising agreement to use two stobart air aircraft with flybe livery, and using flybe pilots and crew.

Stobart,
the Infrastructure and Support Services group, announces that it has entered a
franchising agreement
with Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline, to create a
number of new services from London Southend Airport.
·
The agreement will see two Flybe
-
branded aircraft based at Stobart Group's London
Southend Airport
·
Stobart will use
its airline investment, Stobart Air, to operate six new routes to Northern
Europe and Benelux countries
·
The new services are expected to carry over 200,000 passengers annually in 2015
The five year agreement will
initially see two 72 seat ATR
500/600 aircraft based at Stobart's
London Southend Airport, with options to extend the franchise further in the future.
The two
planes, flying in Flybe livery, will serve six routes to Northern Europe and Benelux countries
from 5
June 2014.
The franchis
e is aiming to carry over 200,000 passengers to and from
London Southend Airport annually in 2015. Tickets will go on sale from 3
April via
Flybe.com.
Mr lister you seem to be telling porkies, stobart own two aircraft that formed part of aer arran now stobart air, flybe are not laying on the flights, stobart has entered into a 5 year (not 10) franchising agreement to use two stobart air aircraft with flybe livery, and using flybe pilots and crew. Stobart, the Infrastructure and Support Services group, announces that it has entered a franchising agreement with Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline, to create a number of new services from London Southend Airport. · The agreement will see two Flybe - branded aircraft based at Stobart Group's London Southend Airport · Stobart will use its airline investment, Stobart Air, to operate six new routes to Northern Europe and Benelux countries · The new services are expected to carry over 200,000 passengers annually in 2015 The five year agreement will initially see two 72 seat ATR 500/600 aircraft based at Stobart's London Southend Airport, with options to extend the franchise further in the future. The two planes, flying in Flybe livery, will serve six routes to Northern Europe and Benelux countries from 5 June 2014. The franchis e is aiming to carry over 200,000 passengers to and from London Southend Airport annually in 2015. Tickets will go on sale from 3 April via Flybe.com. maxell
  • Score: -2

5:33pm Thu 3 Apr 14

jolllyboy says...

Lister says there are 20 mill persons within reach of London Southend Airport - well it takes no brains to know that they will not all fly from here. Having seen Lister in action talking I feel he doesnt know what he has taken on.
Lister says there are 20 mill persons within reach of London Southend Airport - well it takes no brains to know that they will not all fly from here. Having seen Lister in action talking I feel he doesnt know what he has taken on. jolllyboy
  • Score: 3

7:31pm Thu 3 Apr 14

CaptainBlackadder says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Eastwoodian wrote:
I have noticed that you can cyurrently only book up until October . . . i do hope the Cologne route is all year round as i would love to re-visit their wonderful Christmas markets
My Grandad used to visit Cologne, in 1943, often at night, and always came away with less than he went with.
Love it!
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: I have noticed that you can cyurrently only book up until October . . . i do hope the Cologne route is all year round as i would love to re-visit their wonderful Christmas markets[/p][/quote]My Grandad used to visit Cologne, in 1943, often at night, and always came away with less than he went with.[/p][/quote]Love it! CaptainBlackadder
  • Score: 8

8:13am Fri 4 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Eastwoodian wrote:
I have noticed that you can cyurrently only book up until October . . . i do hope the Cologne route is all year round as i would love to re-visit their wonderful Christmas markets
My Grandad used to visit Cologne, in 1943, often at night, and always came away with less than he went with.
Fantastica...
Be nice to see a Spitfire Gate Guard, elevated on a stand, in memory of the few...
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: I have noticed that you can cyurrently only book up until October . . . i do hope the Cologne route is all year round as i would love to re-visit their wonderful Christmas markets[/p][/quote]My Grandad used to visit Cologne, in 1943, often at night, and always came away with less than he went with.[/p][/quote]Fantastica... Be nice to see a Spitfire Gate Guard, elevated on a stand, in memory of the few... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 6

3:34pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Levelfield says...

Talking of wartime memories, Normandy is a very interesting place to visit just to see the D-Day beaches and the excellent Arromanches centre etc. which is very close to Caen. With the Bayeux Tapestry and Mont St Michel also nearby it won't just be visitors to the UK who will be using these new flights I'm sure.
Talking of wartime memories, Normandy is a very interesting place to visit just to see the D-Day beaches and the excellent Arromanches centre etc. which is very close to Caen. With the Bayeux Tapestry and Mont St Michel also nearby it won't just be visitors to the UK who will be using these new flights I'm sure. Levelfield
  • Score: 3

4:24pm Fri 4 Apr 14

runwellian says...

No sleep fro the locals then, the noise is bad enough as it, time to move to another area away from planes and heavy traffic on the roads in that area.
No sleep fro the locals then, the noise is bad enough as it, time to move to another area away from planes and heavy traffic on the roads in that area. runwellian
  • Score: -2

8:48pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Thames Gateway says...

runwellian wrote:
No sleep fro the locals then, the noise is bad enough as it, time to move to another area away from planes and heavy traffic on the roads in that area.
Are these locals sleeping through the day-time then!
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: No sleep fro the locals then, the noise is bad enough as it, time to move to another area away from planes and heavy traffic on the roads in that area.[/p][/quote]Are these locals sleeping through the day-time then! Thames Gateway
  • Score: 3

9:24am Sun 6 Apr 14

openspace says...

rhowes wrote:
This is a dodgy company which is franchising out to quite a dodgy air line!

Stobart take all the financial risks, and Flybe may make some money if the tickets sell. How will Stobart re-coup it's huge investments? Car parks perhaps?
Don't quite know how you come to the opinion that Flybe and Stobart are "dodgy".

Are you of the mistaken and strange opinion that the meaning of dodgy is "successful". Stobart are doing very well and "most of us" are happy at their success. Flybe is an airline that flies to something over 120 destinations and has been around for years, " a real failure" !!!!!. ( Flybe is, like many other airlines, a company that was formed out of two or more smaller airlines and has benefited from that process ).
The new routes may fail, who knows, but at least they are prepared to try something, success never came from sitting on your thumb whilst criticising others who are prepared to take chances. We need the "Richard Bransons" of this world , even if they come a cropper on occasion.
[quote][p][bold]rhowes[/bold] wrote: This is a dodgy company which is franchising out to quite a dodgy air line! Stobart take all the financial risks, and Flybe may make some money if the tickets sell. How will Stobart re-coup it's huge investments? Car parks perhaps?[/p][/quote]Don't quite know how you come to the opinion that Flybe and Stobart are "dodgy". Are you of the mistaken and strange opinion that the meaning of dodgy is "successful". Stobart are doing very well and "most of us" are happy at their success. Flybe is an airline that flies to something over 120 destinations and has been around for years, " a real failure" !!!!!. ( Flybe is, like many other airlines, a company that was formed out of two or more smaller airlines and has benefited from that process ). The new routes may fail, who knows, but at least they are prepared to try something, success never came from sitting on your thumb whilst criticising others who are prepared to take chances. We need the "Richard Bransons" of this world , even if they come a cropper on occasion. openspace
  • Score: 4

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