Southend flights to Manchester, France and Germany?

The possible routes

The possible routes

First published in Southend

A NEW airline which wants to start flights between Southend and Manchester, France and Germany claims it is only a few months away from getting airborne.

Netherlands-based JOIN Airlines, has revealed it hopes to welcome its first passengers in February. The company has named Southend as one of the airports at which it would like to base some of its aircraft, enabling it to launch flights to the continent, as well as the town’s first domestic route to Manchester.

In an email to interested parties, Bernard Jacobs, JOIN’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are heading for a start up in later February 2013.

“We will take in aircraft two by two every three months, as from January.”

In a separate email to the Echo, he added that more would be revealed at the end of November.

He said: “There is still an interest in operating Southend Airport, but there is more to tell.”

JOIN, which acts as a umbrella organisation for a number of regional airlines, first revealed it was interested in flying to Southend last June, just days after easyJet announced it had a signed a ten-year deal with the airport.

The departures board now features eleven destinations serviced by easyJet and flights to Dublin operated by Air Lingus Regional.

Two more routes, to Berlin and Krakow, are due to be added by easyJet next year.

JOIN initially envisages flying from Southend to Manchester, Caen in France, Cologne-Bonn in Germany and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, using a mix of turboprop and jet aircraft.

Aircraft based in Groningen, in the Netherlands, may also fly to the town.

However, it is not yet clear whether the Southend routes are among those scheduled to start in February.

Jonathan Rayner, the airport’s business development manager, said: “We are talking to a number of airlines.

“As soon as anything is confirmed, we will announce it.”

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9:57am Thu 22 Nov 12

mesaka says...

Excellent news regarding the flight to Cologne / Bonn. That is a route I could use easily.
Excellent news regarding the flight to Cologne / Bonn. That is a route I could use easily. mesaka
  • Score: -29

10:47am Thu 22 Nov 12

fatmed says...

would not be the towns first domestic route as easyjet fly to Belfast.
would not be the towns first domestic route as easyjet fly to Belfast. fatmed
  • Score: 0

11:54am Thu 22 Nov 12

Levelfield says...

I very much doubt that the Press Release at the end of the month will bear any relation to the Echo's speculative report. They've simply cobbled together what is available in the public domain and that is very largely out of date.
I very much doubt that the Press Release at the end of the month will bear any relation to the Echo's speculative report. They've simply cobbled together what is available in the public domain and that is very largely out of date. Levelfield
  • Score: 2

12:06pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Exactly ......
Exactly ...... Olivia2847
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Nebs says...

Anyone else thinking of using Southend better get in quick, there can't be many more slots before they will hit maximum passengers next year.
Anyone else thinking of using Southend better get in quick, there can't be many more slots before they will hit maximum passengers next year. Nebs
  • Score: -22

4:05pm Thu 22 Nov 12

supershrimper says...

Brilliant news IF it can materialize. I fear that this is no more than speculation as many airlines have said they will fly from Southend but never actually started - Jetisfaction even sold seats to Munster-Osnabruck before having to refund them.

I can't see how they are going to compete with easyJet to Amsterdam - they will have to aim for a luxury rather than low cost model.

Still, we may get these routes which would be fanstastic.
Brilliant news IF it can materialize. I fear that this is no more than speculation as many airlines have said they will fly from Southend but never actually started - Jetisfaction even sold seats to Munster-Osnabruck before having to refund them. I can't see how they are going to compete with easyJet to Amsterdam - they will have to aim for a luxury rather than low cost model. Still, we may get these routes which would be fanstastic. supershrimper
  • Score: -14

4:12pm Thu 22 Nov 12

supershrimper says...

They will use ATR42, ATR72 or Fokker 100. There is also a suggestion on their website that they will fly to Groningen in the Netherlands.

www.joinairlines.com
They will use ATR42, ATR72 or Fokker 100. There is also a suggestion on their website that they will fly to Groningen in the Netherlands. www.joinairlines.com supershrimper
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Thu 22 Nov 12

supershrimper says...

They will use ATR42, ATR72 or Fokker 100. There is also a suggestion on their website that they will fly to Groningen in the Netherlands.

www.joinairlines.com
They will use ATR42, ATR72 or Fokker 100. There is also a suggestion on their website that they will fly to Groningen in the Netherlands. www.joinairlines.com supershrimper
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Thu 22 Nov 12

largo1 says...

yeah baby, the airport is moving on up and nothing can stop it :-) the best part of southend is the airport, the town centre is sh!t !!
yeah baby, the airport is moving on up and nothing can stop it :-) the best part of southend is the airport, the town centre is sh!t !! largo1
  • Score: -7

5:01pm Thu 22 Nov 12

rouliere says...

Excellent news we need flights to more uk and European destinations this is a good start for Southend
Excellent news we need flights to more uk and European destinations this is a good start for Southend rouliere
  • Score: -27

7:46am Fri 23 Nov 12

Wethersfield says...

Certainly good news. Shame KLM will operate twice dailys from Manston to Amsterdam from next spring instead of SEN. I hope they had been talking to our airport, very surprised if not
Certainly good news. Shame KLM will operate twice dailys from Manston to Amsterdam from next spring instead of SEN. I hope they had been talking to our airport, very surprised if not Wethersfield
  • Score: -18

11:49am Fri 23 Nov 12

jayman says...

why is everyone getting so excited. this is a proposal (in a long line of un-delivered proposals) for new flights.. they may as well announce flights to sandy island, off the coast of Australia! LOL
why is everyone getting so excited. this is a proposal (in a long line of un-delivered proposals) for new flights.. they may as well announce flights to sandy island, off the coast of Australia! LOL jayman
  • Score: 5

11:49am Fri 23 Nov 12

jayman says...

why is everyone getting so excited. this is a proposal (in a long line of un-delivered proposals) for new flights.. they may as well announce flights to sandy island, off the coast of Australia! LOL
why is everyone getting so excited. this is a proposal (in a long line of un-delivered proposals) for new flights.. they may as well announce flights to sandy island, off the coast of Australia! LOL jayman
  • Score: 3

12:50pm Fri 23 Nov 12

largo1 says...

why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!! largo1
  • Score: -6

12:51pm Fri 23 Nov 12

largo1 says...

largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
[quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha largo1
  • Score: -2

4:51pm Fri 23 Nov 12

jayman says...

largo1 wrote:
largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one...

you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman
[quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha[/p][/quote]Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one... you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman jayman
  • Score: 9

4:57pm Fri 23 Nov 12

jayman says...

largo1 wrote:
largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
walt mitty was also a character was would adopt a false life to enhance his sad and lonely existence.. your sucking in to much of that jet exhaust.. my advice to you is its time for a different job/hobby.
[quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha[/p][/quote]walt mitty was also a character was would adopt a false life to enhance his sad and lonely existence.. your sucking in to much of that jet exhaust.. my advice to you is its time for a different job/hobby. jayman
  • Score: 6

4:57pm Fri 23 Nov 12

jayman says...

largo1 wrote:
largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
walt mitty was also a character was would adopt a false life to enhance his sad and lonely existence.. your sucking in to much of that jet exhaust.. my advice to you is its time for a different job/hobby.
[quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha[/p][/quote]walt mitty was also a character was would adopt a false life to enhance his sad and lonely existence.. your sucking in to much of that jet exhaust.. my advice to you is its time for a different job/hobby. jayman
  • Score: -1

6:39pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Max Impact says...

jayman wrote:
largo1 wrote:
largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one...

you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman
Largo1 is not me but I can't prove that just as much as you can not prove you do not log in as jayman/jollyboy/1111
11/fatgezzer/or the other one that I have forgotten.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha[/p][/quote]Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one... you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman[/p][/quote]Largo1 is not me but I can't prove that just as much as you can not prove you do not log in as jayman/jollyboy/1111 11/fatgezzer/or the other one that I have forgotten. Max Impact
  • Score: -7

7:09pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Joe Wildman says...

Max Impact wrote:
jayman wrote:
largo1 wrote:
largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one...

you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman
Largo1 is not me but I can't prove that just as much as you can not prove you do not log in as jayman/jollyboy/1111

11/fatgezzer/or the other one that I have forgotten.
I know I have only been here a short about of time but you two (Max Impact & Jayman) really should get a room, you are like an old married couple!

I have one login Joe Wildman and only Joe Wildman as thats all I need and thats all that I shall be.
[quote][p][bold]Max Impact[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha[/p][/quote]Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one... you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman[/p][/quote]Largo1 is not me but I can't prove that just as much as you can not prove you do not log in as jayman/jollyboy/1111 11/fatgezzer/or the other one that I have forgotten.[/p][/quote]I know I have only been here a short about of time but you two (Max Impact & Jayman) really should get a room, you are like an old married couple! I have one login Joe Wildman and only Joe Wildman as thats all I need and thats all that I shall be. Joe Wildman
  • Score: 11

9:01pm Fri 23 Nov 12

jayman says...

Joe Wildman wrote:
Max Impact wrote:
jayman wrote:
largo1 wrote:
largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one...

you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman
Largo1 is not me but I can't prove that just as much as you can not prove you do not log in as jayman/jollyboy/1111


11/fatgezzer/or the other one that I have forgotten.
I know I have only been here a short about of time but you two (Max Impact & Jayman) really should get a room, you are like an old married couple!

I have one login Joe Wildman and only Joe Wildman as thats all I need and thats all that I shall be.
nah.. max and all his personalities would insist on a budget room at the airport hotel. max would order a pasty from room service and spend the night talking about aircraft specifications and showing me plane manufacturers brochures. this would undoubtedly kill any passion. LOL
[quote][p][bold]Joe Wildman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Impact[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha[/p][/quote]Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one... you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman[/p][/quote]Largo1 is not me but I can't prove that just as much as you can not prove you do not log in as jayman/jollyboy/1111 11/fatgezzer/or the other one that I have forgotten.[/p][/quote]I know I have only been here a short about of time but you two (Max Impact & Jayman) really should get a room, you are like an old married couple! I have one login Joe Wildman and only Joe Wildman as thats all I need and thats all that I shall be.[/p][/quote]nah.. max and all his personalities would insist on a budget room at the airport hotel. max would order a pasty from room service and spend the night talking about aircraft specifications and showing me plane manufacturers brochures. this would undoubtedly kill any passion. LOL jayman
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Fri 23 Nov 12

largo1 says...

jayman wrote:
largo1 wrote:
largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one...

you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman
think you'll find i only log in as my above name actually and my name is after emileo largo so get your facts right knobhead :)
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha[/p][/quote]Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one... you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman[/p][/quote]think you'll find i only log in as my above name actually and my name is after emileo largo so get your facts right knobhead :) largo1
  • Score: 2

9:44pm Fri 23 Nov 12

largo1 says...

jayman wrote:
largo1 wrote:
largo1 wrote:
why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!!
and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha
Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one...

you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman
also jayman if you hate the airport so much why don't you f*ck off some place else and quit your whinging?!
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: why the hell are there so many people down arrowing comments suporting the airport, oh i forgot its probably only 2 or 3 people but signing in using multiply accounts. sad so sad!![/p][/quote]and i think jayman is one of these sad people haha[/p][/quote]Maximillian Largo aka max aka max impact.. nice one... you still have no sense of humour max, and unlike you, i only sign in as jayman[/p][/quote]also jayman if you hate the airport so much why don't you f*ck off some place else and quit your whinging?! largo1
  • Score: 0

9:51pm Fri 23 Nov 12

111111 says...

what charming discourse
what charming discourse 111111
  • Score: 0

10:43pm Fri 23 Nov 12

tws123 says...

This start-up airline has been many years in the planning and has been put together by industry experts. They will start flying from early next year (February/March time) but the destinations on their website are not going to be all the ones they operate. They will not fly to Amsterdam because EasyJet already operate it, and demand for a Manchester route is incredibly low, so really the only routes which may be considered are Caen or Groningen. Also Munster is planned and so is Liege - but who knows what they will decide upon. One thing is for certain...they will fly.
This start-up airline has been many years in the planning and has been put together by industry experts. They will start flying from early next year (February/March time) but the destinations on their website are not going to be all the ones they operate. They will not fly to Amsterdam because EasyJet already operate it, and demand for a Manchester route is incredibly low, so really the only routes which may be considered are Caen or Groningen. Also Munster is planned and so is Liege - but who knows what they will decide upon. One thing is for certain...they will fly. tws123
  • Score: 1

10:44pm Fri 23 Nov 12

tws123 says...

Oh and by the way it was my email that got leaked to the echo and really they have jumped the gun a bit :)
Oh and by the way it was my email that got leaked to the echo and really they have jumped the gun a bit :) tws123
  • Score: 0

11:05am Sat 24 Nov 12

tophatdt says...

Please, gentlemen, can we stop this nonsense in every debate as to who is who in reality and how many fake IDs they have. It's getting a bit boring, and in the end, one will never know the truth. Let's just stick to news and debating it sensibly.
Please, gentlemen, can we stop this nonsense in every debate as to who is who in reality and how many fake IDs they have. It's getting a bit boring, and in the end, one will never know the truth. Let's just stick to news and debating it sensibly. tophatdt
  • Score: 3

7:38am Mon 26 Nov 12

supershrimper says...

I wonder whether Europort Express will ever do their flights to Rotterdam and Jetisfaction to Munster-Osnabruck?
I wonder whether Europort Express will ever do their flights to Rotterdam and Jetisfaction to Munster-Osnabruck? supershrimper
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Tue 27 Nov 12

largo1 says...

supershrimper wrote:
I wonder whether Europort Express will ever do their flights to Rotterdam and Jetisfaction to Munster-Osnabruck?
don't tell jayman, he mite start whinging again about non existant plane noise haha
[quote][p][bold]supershrimper[/bold] wrote: I wonder whether Europort Express will ever do their flights to Rotterdam and Jetisfaction to Munster-Osnabruck?[/p][/quote]don't tell jayman, he mite start whinging again about non existant plane noise haha largo1
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Tue 27 Nov 12

largo1 says...

supershrimper wrote:
I wonder whether Europort Express will ever do their flights to Rotterdam and Jetisfaction to Munster-Osnabruck?
don't tell jayman, he mite start whinging again about non existant plane noise haha
[quote][p][bold]supershrimper[/bold] wrote: I wonder whether Europort Express will ever do their flights to Rotterdam and Jetisfaction to Munster-Osnabruck?[/p][/quote]don't tell jayman, he mite start whinging again about non existant plane noise haha largo1
  • Score: 1

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