Flights from Southend to Edinburgh confirmed

Southend Airport's managing director Alastair Welch celebrates the airport's first ever flight to Venice

Southend Airport's managing director Alastair Welch celebrates the airport's first ever flight to Venice

First published in Local News

FLIGHTS to Edinburgh will soon be leaving Southend Airport, due to popular demand.


The historic capital of Scotland becomes the latest destination to be offered from the booming airport.


The easyJet flights will head north of the border every day of the week, except Saturday, from May 2 with fares starting from as little as £27.49 one way.


It will take just over an hour to get to the cultural hotspot, famed for its castle and all year-round culture including the Edinburgh Festival – a collection of several festivals including the popular Edinburgh Fringe and new year’s Hogmanay street party.


Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director, confirmed: “Edinburgh has been the most requested domestic flight by our passengers and we are looking forward to giving people a chance to use their local airport to fly up to Scotland.


“Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go."

 

The Airport's first depature to Venice also took place on Friday, and airport bosses celebrated by recreating the city's canals in the departure terminal.
 

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1:29pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Gay Ray says...

Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director (said)......
“Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go."

Doesn't it amount to the same thing?

Anyway, good luck to all on this root but as an old friend once said to me "It's one thing offering seats for sale, an altogether different one filling them".
Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director (said)...... “Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go." Doesn't it amount to the same thing? Anyway, good luck to all on this root but as an old friend once said to me "It's one thing offering seats for sale, an altogether different one filling them". Gay Ray
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4:13pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Letmetryagain says...

What great news, the destination so many people have been waiting for.
I'm not sure about a flight every day though.
Saying that, even for those living in London, it will be easier than going from any of the other airports.
What great news, the destination so many people have been waiting for. I'm not sure about a flight every day though. Saying that, even for those living in London, it will be easier than going from any of the other airports. Letmetryagain
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4:17pm Mon 11 Feb 13

fatmed says...

Gay Ray wrote:
Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director (said)......
“Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go."

Doesn't it amount to the same thing?

Anyway, good luck to all on this root but as an old friend once said to me "It's one thing offering seats for sale, an altogether different one filling them".
A pity your friend couldn't spell. "Route"
[quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director (said)...... “Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go." Doesn't it amount to the same thing? Anyway, good luck to all on this root but as an old friend once said to me "It's one thing offering seats for sale, an altogether different one filling them".[/p][/quote]A pity your friend couldn't spell. "Route" fatmed
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2:45am Tue 12 Feb 13

Gay Ray says...

fatmed wrote:
Gay Ray wrote:
Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director (said)......
“Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go."

Doesn't it amount to the same thing?

Anyway, good luck to all on this root but as an old friend once said to me "It's one thing offering seats for sale, an altogether different one filling them".
A pity your friend couldn't spell. "Route"
He could. It's me who can't.
[quote][p][bold]fatmed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director (said)...... “Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go." Doesn't it amount to the same thing? Anyway, good luck to all on this root but as an old friend once said to me "It's one thing offering seats for sale, an altogether different one filling them".[/p][/quote]A pity your friend couldn't spell. "Route"[/p][/quote]He could. It's me who can't. Gay Ray
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8:16am Tue 12 Feb 13

Druggie Scumbag says...

fatmed wrote:
Gay Ray wrote:
Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director (said)......
“Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go."

Doesn't it amount to the same thing?

Anyway, good luck to all on this root but as an old friend once said to me "It's one thing offering seats for sale, an altogether different one filling them".
A pity your friend couldn't spell. "Route"
The Gay one probably had other things on his mind. A case of Freudian slip perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]fatmed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director (said)...... “Edinburgh is a very strong destination - and a very popular place to go." Doesn't it amount to the same thing? Anyway, good luck to all on this root but as an old friend once said to me "It's one thing offering seats for sale, an altogether different one filling them".[/p][/quote]A pity your friend couldn't spell. "Route"[/p][/quote]The Gay one probably had other things on his mind. A case of Freudian slip perhaps? Druggie Scumbag
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6:42pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Thames Gateway says...

Jayman must be away on holiday (or being radicalised at a green camp?!). It's so quiet with just the planes to watch.
Jayman must be away on holiday (or being radicalised at a green camp?!). It's so quiet with just the planes to watch. Thames Gateway
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