easyJet drops flights to Newquay and Edinburgh from Southend

Echo: easyJet drops flights to Newquay and Edinburgh from Southend easyJet drops flights to Newquay and Edinburgh from Southend

EASYJET has scrapped flights to Edinburgh and Newquay from Southend Airport.

The budget airline is also scaling back its trips to Jersey and will now only operate four a week.

The announcement came yesterday and follows a decision by easyJet in August to scrap flights to Belfast, on January 5.

The company would not reveal the reasons why.

A statement from easyJet said: “Southend continues to be a successful base for easyJet and we will continue to focus the flying schedule there on the routes with the greatest demand.”

The airport would also not comment on the reasons behind the route closures.

David Lister, airport operations director, said: “Since easyJet opened its base here in March 2012, it has enjoyed huge success with some of the highest customer satisfaction levels across its European network recorded here.

“This summer they added an additional aircraft to the base and have consistently expanded the number of destinations on offer from Southend. We look forward to continuing and growing this relationship.”

Flights to the Scottish capital have been running since May.

An easyJet spokesman said: “The last Edinburgh flight from Southend is on June 14.

About 5 per cent of our passengers flying in and out of Southend in 2013 used the Edinburgh services.”

The Newquay route was launched in June this year and carried almost 8,000 passengers in the summer.

In October, easyJet’s UK commercial manager, Hugh Aitken, said in an extra flight would be added in August 2014.

Easyjet runs 25 flights to Edinburgh from other London airports.

It has also recently started flying from Southend to Tenerife.

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10:57am Wed 1 Jan 14

Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme says...

Without demand, there will be no supply, bit like an under used bus route, remove it,
Without demand, there will be no supply, bit like an under used bus route, remove it, Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme
  • Score: 1

11:28am Wed 1 Jan 14

AuldGit says...

Yet to quote the article -
"About 5 per cent of our passengers flying in and out of Southend in 2013 used the Edinburgh services.”
I wouldn't call that no demand and hardly warrants removal of the service.
Yet to quote the article - "About 5 per cent of our passengers flying in and out of Southend in 2013 used the Edinburgh services.” I wouldn't call that no demand and hardly warrants removal of the service. AuldGit
  • Score: 8

11:43am Wed 1 Jan 14

charwen says...

such a shame it was lovely flying to cornwall I go there regulary but it doesn't help when only on certain days I think they should have had more times and days as I know a lot of friends complained about that and couldn't use the flights
such a shame it was lovely flying to cornwall I go there regulary but it doesn't help when only on certain days I think they should have had more times and days as I know a lot of friends complained about that and couldn't use the flights charwen
  • Score: -6

11:55am Wed 1 Jan 14

tws123 says...

Also I believe that quote was from the Southend Airport Facebook page and NOT by David Lister himself. Anyway this was bound to happen as EasyJet try to find the most suitable routes from the airport, and I believe they may plan to add a destination(s) in 2014 to replace some of the dropped routes.
Also I believe that quote was from the Southend Airport Facebook page and NOT by David Lister himself. Anyway this was bound to happen as EasyJet try to find the most suitable routes from the airport, and I believe they may plan to add a destination(s) in 2014 to replace some of the dropped routes. tws123
  • Score: 0

12:31pm Wed 1 Jan 14

AuldGit says...

tws123 wrote:
Also I believe that quote was from the Southend Airport Facebook page and NOT by David Lister himself. Anyway this was bound to happen as EasyJet try to find the most suitable routes from the airport, and I believe they may plan to add a destination(s) in 2014 to replace some of the dropped routes.
Hope it's Glesga! Glasgow's Miles Better
[quote][p][bold]tws123[/bold] wrote: Also I believe that quote was from the Southend Airport Facebook page and NOT by David Lister himself. Anyway this was bound to happen as EasyJet try to find the most suitable routes from the airport, and I believe they may plan to add a destination(s) in 2014 to replace some of the dropped routes.[/p][/quote]Hope it's Glesga! Glasgow's Miles Better AuldGit
  • Score: 0

12:42pm Wed 1 Jan 14

I See It All says...

EJ will only fly to places where they can make a profit.
Its called business.
EJ will only fly to places where they can make a profit. Its called business. I See It All
  • Score: 4

12:51pm Wed 1 Jan 14

hayleyed says...

I don't believe it!! We went to Newquay by Easyjet last year and it was fantastic!! So much easier and it was the only way I could travel. There was demand because every flight was sold out within 4wks of them going on sale last year!! Even this year there were only a couple of flights left!! It doesnt say if the flights have been taken off sale or if they will carry on this year then stop flying?!
I don't believe it!! We went to Newquay by Easyjet last year and it was fantastic!! So much easier and it was the only way I could travel. There was demand because every flight was sold out within 4wks of them going on sale last year!! Even this year there were only a couple of flights left!! It doesnt say if the flights have been taken off sale or if they will carry on this year then stop flying?! hayleyed
  • Score: 2

12:54pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Gridlock2 says...

I found out about Edinburgh being dropped about two weeks ago. On an off chance I was checking my booking for late August online and found a message saying the flight is cancelled and would need to accept a transfer to another airport or a refund. It was only by chance that I had noticed this - no email, no phone call to let me know.

Then I get the added pleasure of over a £2 phone call to Easyjet Indian call centre which kept putting me on hold for several minutes (obviously to increase the amount of money they make from the phone call). EJ not interested in any goodwill gesture such as adding a bag in hold for free for the inconvenience and extra cost I now incur.

Please be aware - EJ can just cancel a flight at a drop of a hat. Do not rely on them especially if travel to a destination is important such as getting a connecting flight.

I love SEN airport and the convenience of the travel from there but I no longer trust EJ and would have second thoughts about booking with them again. Shame really.
I found out about Edinburgh being dropped about two weeks ago. On an off chance I was checking my booking for late August online and found a message saying the flight is cancelled and would need to accept a transfer to another airport or a refund. It was only by chance that I had noticed this - no email, no phone call to let me know. Then I get the added pleasure of over a £2 phone call to Easyjet Indian call centre which kept putting me on hold for several minutes (obviously to increase the amount of money they make from the phone call). EJ not interested in any goodwill gesture such as adding a bag in hold for free for the inconvenience and extra cost I now incur. Please be aware - EJ can just cancel a flight at a drop of a hat. Do not rely on them especially if travel to a destination is important such as getting a connecting flight. I love SEN airport and the convenience of the travel from there but I no longer trust EJ and would have second thoughts about booking with them again. Shame really. Gridlock2
  • Score: 5

12:55pm Wed 1 Jan 14

hayleyed says...

hayleyed wrote:
I don't believe it!! We went to Newquay by Easyjet last year and it was fantastic!! So much easier and it was the only way I could travel. There was demand because every flight was sold out within 4wks of them going on sale last year!! Even this year there were only a couple of flights left!! It doesnt say if the flights have been taken off sale or if they will carry on this year then stop flying?!
Also they were definately making a profit out of us!! Last year it was £35 each way and this year its £35 to Newquay and £120 back!! Where was we flying?! Via Spain??
[quote][p][bold]hayleyed[/bold] wrote: I don't believe it!! We went to Newquay by Easyjet last year and it was fantastic!! So much easier and it was the only way I could travel. There was demand because every flight was sold out within 4wks of them going on sale last year!! Even this year there were only a couple of flights left!! It doesnt say if the flights have been taken off sale or if they will carry on this year then stop flying?![/p][/quote]Also they were definately making a profit out of us!! Last year it was £35 each way and this year its £35 to Newquay and £120 back!! Where was we flying?! Via Spain?? hayleyed
  • Score: 3

1:11pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme says...

hayleyed wrote:
hayleyed wrote:
I don't believe it!! We went to Newquay by Easyjet last year and it was fantastic!! So much easier and it was the only way I could travel. There was demand because every flight was sold out within 4wks of them going on sale last year!! Even this year there were only a couple of flights left!! It doesnt say if the flights have been taken off sale or if they will carry on this year then stop flying?!
Also they were definately making a profit out of us!! Last year it was £35 each way and this year its £35 to Newquay and £120 back!! Where was we flying?! Via Spain??
Get the train
[quote][p][bold]hayleyed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hayleyed[/bold] wrote: I don't believe it!! We went to Newquay by Easyjet last year and it was fantastic!! So much easier and it was the only way I could travel. There was demand because every flight was sold out within 4wks of them going on sale last year!! Even this year there were only a couple of flights left!! It doesnt say if the flights have been taken off sale or if they will carry on this year then stop flying?![/p][/quote]Also they were definately making a profit out of us!! Last year it was £35 each way and this year its £35 to Newquay and £120 back!! Where was we flying?! Via Spain??[/p][/quote]Get the train Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme
  • Score: 7

2:11pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Makes way for the Boing's, fantastic loud engines...
Makes way for the Boing's, fantastic loud engines... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -8

2:38pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Debs 555 says...

I'm so sad that they are taking away the flights to Edinburgh, Southend is such a lovely quite airport and so easy to be checked in etc, looks like il have to go back to the hassle of going to Stanstead shame on you easy jet, I waited long enough for this to happen and now you are taking it away.
I'm so sad that they are taking away the flights to Edinburgh, Southend is such a lovely quite airport and so easy to be checked in etc, looks like il have to go back to the hassle of going to Stanstead shame on you easy jet, I waited long enough for this to happen and now you are taking it away. Debs 555
  • Score: 0

2:44pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Eric the Red says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Makes way for the Boing's, fantastic loud engines...
Boing? Oh - you mean Boeing!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Makes way for the Boing's, fantastic loud engines...[/p][/quote]Boing? Oh - you mean Boeing! Eric the Red
  • Score: -2

2:47pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme says...

Eric the Red wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Makes way for the Boing's, fantastic loud engines...
Boing? Oh - you mean Boeing!
When are the big ones arriving?
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Makes way for the Boing's, fantastic loud engines...[/p][/quote]Boing? Oh - you mean Boeing![/p][/quote]When are the big ones arriving? Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme
  • Score: -4

3:16pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Joe Clark says...

Gridlock2 wrote:
I found out about Edinburgh being dropped about two weeks ago. On an off chance I was checking my booking for late August online and found a message saying the flight is cancelled and would need to accept a transfer to another airport or a refund. It was only by chance that I had noticed this - no email, no phone call to let me know.

Then I get the added pleasure of over a £2 phone call to Easyjet Indian call centre which kept putting me on hold for several minutes (obviously to increase the amount of money they make from the phone call). EJ not interested in any goodwill gesture such as adding a bag in hold for free for the inconvenience and extra cost I now incur.

Please be aware - EJ can just cancel a flight at a drop of a hat. Do not rely on them especially if travel to a destination is important such as getting a connecting flight.

I love SEN airport and the convenience of the travel from there but I no longer trust EJ and would have second thoughts about booking with them again. Shame really.
Any airline can pull a flight without notice at any time even the largest can.

If the route is not proving profitable then it will be pulled, tickets can be bought month before a review of the service is due, if it is found that the route will not carry enough passengers and even if tickets have already been sold an airline will cancel the service.
[quote][p][bold]Gridlock2[/bold] wrote: I found out about Edinburgh being dropped about two weeks ago. On an off chance I was checking my booking for late August online and found a message saying the flight is cancelled and would need to accept a transfer to another airport or a refund. It was only by chance that I had noticed this - no email, no phone call to let me know. Then I get the added pleasure of over a £2 phone call to Easyjet Indian call centre which kept putting me on hold for several minutes (obviously to increase the amount of money they make from the phone call). EJ not interested in any goodwill gesture such as adding a bag in hold for free for the inconvenience and extra cost I now incur. Please be aware - EJ can just cancel a flight at a drop of a hat. Do not rely on them especially if travel to a destination is important such as getting a connecting flight. I love SEN airport and the convenience of the travel from there but I no longer trust EJ and would have second thoughts about booking with them again. Shame really.[/p][/quote]Any airline can pull a flight without notice at any time even the largest can. If the route is not proving profitable then it will be pulled, tickets can be bought month before a review of the service is due, if it is found that the route will not carry enough passengers and even if tickets have already been sold an airline will cancel the service. Joe Clark
  • Score: -2

4:54pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Lesley says...

Glasgow please!
Glasgow please! Lesley
  • Score: 2

9:34pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Southend Andy says...

I'm shocked jayman & saen are not on here crowing on about it.
I'm shocked jayman & saen are not on here crowing on about it. Southend Andy
  • Score: -6

11:09am Thu 2 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

Its a sad day for s-end airport.
Its a sad day for s-end airport. supermadmax
  • Score: -5

11:16am Thu 2 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

Its a sad day for s-end airport
Its a sad day for s-end airport supermadmax
  • Score: -3

1:55pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Biker One says...

The Echo needs to get with the times, their photo shows a Boeing 737 which Easyjet haven't operated on any routes since more than 2 years now!
The Echo needs to get with the times, their photo shows a Boeing 737 which Easyjet haven't operated on any routes since more than 2 years now! Biker One
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Thu 2 Jan 14

emcee says...

Southend Andy wrote:
I'm shocked jayman & saen are not on here crowing on about it.
Because they know ALL airports have to adapt to the business decisions of ALL airlines.

No airline will run the same timetables and routes contantly and forever, regardless. We have to remember that Easyjet are still finding their feet at Southend and will continue to adapt and change timetables and routes based on demand. Any airline worth their salt will do this no matter who they are or where they fly from.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: I'm shocked jayman & saen are not on here crowing on about it.[/p][/quote]Because they know ALL airports have to adapt to the business decisions of ALL airlines. No airline will run the same timetables and routes contantly and forever, regardless. We have to remember that Easyjet are still finding their feet at Southend and will continue to adapt and change timetables and routes based on demand. Any airline worth their salt will do this no matter who they are or where they fly from. emcee
  • Score: 1

4:10pm Thu 2 Jan 14

news4us says...

This is tragic for business travellers the alternatives add at least 2 hours to the journey. Look again easy even a connecting flight would save the misery of getting to Gatwick or Luton
This is tragic for business travellers the alternatives add at least 2 hours to the journey. Look again easy even a connecting flight would save the misery of getting to Gatwick or Luton news4us
  • Score: -6

4:29pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Danshrimp says...

Yermotherwouldn'tlik
eme
wrote:
Eric the Red wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Makes way for the Boing's, fantastic loud engines...
Boing? Oh - you mean Boeing!
When are the big ones arriving?
What are you talking about?
[quote][p][bold]Yermotherwouldn'tlik eme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Makes way for the Boing's, fantastic loud engines...[/p][/quote]Boing? Oh - you mean Boeing![/p][/quote]When are the big ones arriving?[/p][/quote]What are you talking about? Danshrimp
  • Score: 3

6:40pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

I See It All wrote:
EJ will only fly to places where they can make a profit.
Its called business.
That's why privatising the buses was such a bad move. It used to be called a service! The weaker routes were covered by the stronger. Business was never about that though, it was always about the latest model Audi! It means the best of all for the 1%, Wait and see what happens though, if we ever need people to fight for this country. Good luck calling up the Europeans!
[quote][p][bold]I See It All[/bold] wrote: EJ will only fly to places where they can make a profit. Its called business.[/p][/quote]That's why privatising the buses was such a bad move. It used to be called a service! The weaker routes were covered by the stronger. Business was never about that though, it was always about the latest model Audi! It means the best of all for the 1%, Wait and see what happens though, if we ever need people to fight for this country. Good luck calling up the Europeans! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 2

4:49pm Fri 3 Jan 14

JoeCurry says...

I note some comments suggesting replacing Edinburgh with Glasgow.
Edinburgh Airport currently outperforms Glasgow on every route and it's crazy to think Southend would be any different.
I note some comments suggesting replacing Edinburgh with Glasgow. Edinburgh Airport currently outperforms Glasgow on every route and it's crazy to think Southend would be any different. JoeCurry
  • Score: 3

5:19pm Fri 3 Jan 14

jolllyboy says...

2 down - I dont like to say i told you so..............
2 down - I dont like to say i told you so.............. jolllyboy
  • Score: -2

6:35pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Susannah20 says...

My family and I had booked and paid for tickets to fly to Newquay, we didn't even get an email telling us that they weren't doing the route anymore, my father found out through this paper and had to phone up the airport to find out what was going on...
really unhelpful...
My family and I had booked and paid for tickets to fly to Newquay, we didn't even get an email telling us that they weren't doing the route anymore, my father found out through this paper and had to phone up the airport to find out what was going on... really unhelpful... Susannah20
  • Score: 5

6:59pm Fri 3 Jan 14

BASILBRUSH says...

jolllyboy wrote:
2 down - I dont like to say i told you so..............
What have you told us jolllyboy?
Nothing has suggested that the Airport is not as successful or that more routes wont be added by Easyjet or anyone else. It just states that 2 routes have been removed.. According to a 2 second Google search Ryanair cut 170 flights from Stansted last year. Is Stansted doomed?

I used the Newquay route last year, it was great but I'm sure it doesnt help competition on the route when Newquay Airport have doubled their Airport passenger duty, and Flybe are applying for a subsidy for their Gatwick route.
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-dev
on-25177975

Looking forward to using the Airport this year just as (NIMBY) SAEN members have this year. ;)
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: 2 down - I dont like to say i told you so..............[/p][/quote]What have you told us jolllyboy? Nothing has suggested that the Airport is not as successful or that more routes wont be added by Easyjet or anyone else. It just states that 2 routes have been removed.. According to a 2 second Google search Ryanair cut 170 flights from Stansted last year. Is Stansted doomed? I used the Newquay route last year, it was great but I'm sure it doesnt help competition on the route when Newquay Airport have doubled their Airport passenger duty, and Flybe are applying for a subsidy for their Gatwick route. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-dev on-25177975 Looking forward to using the Airport this year just as (NIMBY) SAEN members have this year. ;) BASILBRUSH
  • Score: 2

7:43pm Fri 3 Jan 14

disenfranchisedpast says...

BASILBRUSH wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
2 down - I dont like to say i told you so..............
What have you told us jolllyboy?
Nothing has suggested that the Airport is not as successful or that more routes wont be added by Easyjet or anyone else. It just states that 2 routes have been removed.. According to a 2 second Google search Ryanair cut 170 flights from Stansted last year. Is Stansted doomed?

I used the Newquay route last year, it was great but I'm sure it doesnt help competition on the route when Newquay Airport have doubled their Airport passenger duty, and Flybe are applying for a subsidy for their Gatwick route.
http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/uk-england-dev

on-25177975

Looking forward to using the Airport this year just as (NIMBY) SAEN members have this year. ;)
SAEN members, using the airport, but I thought they were against the airport?

To be fair their facebook page is very entertaining, its just a pity they lock it down hard and ban anyone who doesn't follow their warped viewpoint, you might almost think cant defend their arguments...
[quote][p][bold]BASILBRUSH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: 2 down - I dont like to say i told you so..............[/p][/quote]What have you told us jolllyboy? Nothing has suggested that the Airport is not as successful or that more routes wont be added by Easyjet or anyone else. It just states that 2 routes have been removed.. According to a 2 second Google search Ryanair cut 170 flights from Stansted last year. Is Stansted doomed? I used the Newquay route last year, it was great but I'm sure it doesnt help competition on the route when Newquay Airport have doubled their Airport passenger duty, and Flybe are applying for a subsidy for their Gatwick route. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-dev on-25177975 Looking forward to using the Airport this year just as (NIMBY) SAEN members have this year. ;)[/p][/quote]SAEN members, using the airport, but I thought they were against the airport? To be fair their facebook page is very entertaining, its just a pity they lock it down hard and ban anyone who doesn't follow their warped viewpoint, you might almost think cant defend their arguments... disenfranchisedpast
  • Score: 5

10:09am Sat 4 Jan 14

Letmetryagain says...

I wonder if these cut backs are just for the winter season ?
I wonder if these cut backs are just for the winter season ? Letmetryagain
  • Score: 0

11:47am Sat 4 Jan 14

Gridlock2 says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
I wonder if these cut backs are just for the winter season ?
I don't think so - quote from the article above 'An easyJet spokesman said: “The last Edinburgh flight from Southend is on June 14.'. Although judging by some of the summers we have had before last years you could be forgiven for thinking so. Cancellation is so strange with Edinburgh and Scotland being so popular especially this summer with the Commonwealth games just down the road in Glasgow. Just shows that no route is reliable and the way Easyjet have done this - looks like I wasn't the only one who was not contacted by them to reschedule flights - is a bit of a PR disaster for both EJ and SEN.
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: I wonder if these cut backs are just for the winter season ?[/p][/quote]I don't think so - quote from the article above 'An easyJet spokesman said: “The last Edinburgh flight from Southend is on June 14.'. Although judging by some of the summers we have had before last years you could be forgiven for thinking so. Cancellation is so strange with Edinburgh and Scotland being so popular especially this summer with the Commonwealth games just down the road in Glasgow. Just shows that no route is reliable and the way Easyjet have done this - looks like I wasn't the only one who was not contacted by them to reschedule flights - is a bit of a PR disaster for both EJ and SEN. Gridlock2
  • Score: 2

11:41pm Sat 4 Jan 14

janet orchard says...

Been waiting 9 years to fly from Southend to Edinburgh, where my son and his family live (,DREAM COME TRUE) I have been able to visit them more frequently since flying FROM SOUTHEND, then when I was flying from Stansted....totally fed up now.....to hear there will be no more flights as from June 14th. Don't understand why? I am a frequent flyer and all the flights I have been on have been full.....
j. orchard
Been waiting 9 years to fly from Southend to Edinburgh, where my son and his family live (,DREAM COME TRUE) I have been able to visit them more frequently since flying FROM SOUTHEND, then when I was flying from Stansted....totally fed up now.....to hear there will be no more flights as from June 14th. Don't understand why? I am a frequent flyer and all the flights I have been on have been full..... j. orchard janet orchard
  • Score: 4

2:16pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Feminism is Dead says...

janet orchard wrote:
Been waiting 9 years to fly from Southend to Edinburgh, where my son and his family live (,DREAM COME TRUE) I have been able to visit them more frequently since flying FROM SOUTHEND, then when I was flying from Stansted....totally fed up now.....to hear there will be no more flights as from June 14th. Don't understand why? I am a frequent flyer and all the flights I have been on have been full.....
j. orchard
Same with me, I have been doing the Stansted run for about 16 years now in order to see family in Belfast. When Easyjet starting going from Southend it was pure luxury, now less than 12 months on they've dropped it. Just don't understand.
[quote][p][bold]janet orchard[/bold] wrote: Been waiting 9 years to fly from Southend to Edinburgh, where my son and his family live (,DREAM COME TRUE) I have been able to visit them more frequently since flying FROM SOUTHEND, then when I was flying from Stansted....totally fed up now.....to hear there will be no more flights as from June 14th. Don't understand why? I am a frequent flyer and all the flights I have been on have been full..... j. orchard[/p][/quote]Same with me, I have been doing the Stansted run for about 16 years now in order to see family in Belfast. When Easyjet starting going from Southend it was pure luxury, now less than 12 months on they've dropped it. Just don't understand. Feminism is Dead
  • Score: 4

2:16pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Feminism is Dead says...

Same with me, I have been doing the Stansted run for about 16 years now in order to see family in Belfast. When Easyjet starting going from Southend it was pure luxury, now less than 12 months on they've dropped it. Just don't understand.
Same with me, I have been doing the Stansted run for about 16 years now in order to see family in Belfast. When Easyjet starting going from Southend it was pure luxury, now less than 12 months on they've dropped it. Just don't understand. Feminism is Dead
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Tue 7 Jan 14

disenfranchisedpast says...

BASILBRUSH wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
2 down - I dont like to say i told you so..............
What have you told us jolllyboy?
Nothing has suggested that the Airport is not as successful or that more routes wont be added by Easyjet or anyone else. It just states that 2 routes have been removed.. According to a 2 second Google search Ryanair cut 170 flights from Stansted last year. Is Stansted doomed?

I used the Newquay route last year, it was great but I'm sure it doesnt help competition on the route when Newquay Airport have doubled their Airport passenger duty, and Flybe are applying for a subsidy for their Gatwick route.
http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/uk-england-dev

on-25177975

Looking forward to using the Airport this year just as (NIMBY) SAEN members have this year. ;)
Uh oh Basil, it looks like SAEN have realised that posting an account on their facebook page of one of their members having a relatively good experience flying out of southend airport was a bit of an own goal.

The discussion has been deleted on the SAEN facebook page, all the while that oaf Fuller proclaims that he is against censorship.

LoL as the kids say, LoL indeed.
[quote][p][bold]BASILBRUSH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: 2 down - I dont like to say i told you so..............[/p][/quote]What have you told us jolllyboy? Nothing has suggested that the Airport is not as successful or that more routes wont be added by Easyjet or anyone else. It just states that 2 routes have been removed.. According to a 2 second Google search Ryanair cut 170 flights from Stansted last year. Is Stansted doomed? I used the Newquay route last year, it was great but I'm sure it doesnt help competition on the route when Newquay Airport have doubled their Airport passenger duty, and Flybe are applying for a subsidy for their Gatwick route. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-dev on-25177975 Looking forward to using the Airport this year just as (NIMBY) SAEN members have this year. ;)[/p][/quote]Uh oh Basil, it looks like SAEN have realised that posting an account on their facebook page of one of their members having a relatively good experience flying out of southend airport was a bit of an own goal. The discussion has been deleted on the SAEN facebook page, all the while that oaf Fuller proclaims that he is against censorship. LoL as the kids say, LoL indeed. disenfranchisedpast
  • Score: 2

7:49am Tue 28 Jan 14

Thames Gateway says...

Looks like happy ending for the Newquay flights as airline Flybe have announced that they will be taking over the summer Newquay route from May until September:

Flybe Steps In To Save Southend Flights From Newquay
Leading regional airline surfs-in to maintain important route with three times a week flights on extended summer service

Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has announced a seventh route to Cornwall for summer with the news today of a three times weekly service between Newquay Cornwall Airport and Southend. The route was abruptly dropped by EasyJet recently leaving many people in the lurch.

Seats are on sale from Tuesday 28th January at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges and effective for extended summer travel between 16th May and 27th September, 2014.

New flight details

Newquay – London Southend

Effective 16th May – 27th September 2014 on Tues/Thurs/Sat

Dep Newquay 1105 Arr Southend 1225

Dep Southend 1250 Arr Newquay 1410

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, says: “It was an easy decision to keep this route alive. Summer air services to Cornwall are an essential part of the tourism jigsaw that supports the South West’s leisure economy and Flybe is pleased to step in with an extended four-month summer season this year. It’s a win-win for everyone and demonstrates our commitment to Cornwall and to supporting the local economy through the development of fast, frequent and affordable leisure and business travel options.”

Newquay Cornwall Airport’s Managing Director, Al Titterington added: “This is great news from Flybe and a real boost for the airport as well as for Cornwall. We cannot overstate the importance of maintaining and developing leisure services into the county that help support the tourism economy. It’s critical for the region and so we’re naturally delighted that Flybe has stepped in to maintain this seasonal route from Southend.”
Looks like happy ending for the Newquay flights as airline Flybe have announced that they will be taking over the summer Newquay route from May until September: Flybe Steps In To Save Southend Flights From Newquay Leading regional airline surfs-in to maintain important route with three times a week flights on extended summer service Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has announced a seventh route to Cornwall for summer with the news today of a three times weekly service between Newquay Cornwall Airport and Southend. The route was abruptly dropped by EasyJet recently leaving many people in the lurch. Seats are on sale from Tuesday 28th January at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges and effective for extended summer travel between 16th May and 27th September, 2014. New flight details Newquay – London Southend Effective 16th May – 27th September 2014 on Tues/Thurs/Sat Dep Newquay 1105 Arr Southend 1225 Dep Southend 1250 Arr Newquay 1410 Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, says: “It was an easy decision to keep this route alive. Summer air services to Cornwall are an essential part of the tourism jigsaw that supports the South West’s leisure economy and Flybe is pleased to step in with an extended four-month summer season this year. It’s a win-win for everyone and demonstrates our commitment to Cornwall and to supporting the local economy through the development of fast, frequent and affordable leisure and business travel options.” Newquay Cornwall Airport’s Managing Director, Al Titterington added: “This is great news from Flybe and a real boost for the airport as well as for Cornwall. We cannot overstate the importance of maintaining and developing leisure services into the county that help support the tourism economy. It’s critical for the region and so we’re naturally delighted that Flybe has stepped in to maintain this seasonal route from Southend.” Thames Gateway
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