A NEW flight route has been launched to Chişinău in Moldova from Southend Airport.

The first route was started on Friday July 19 and saw 144 people jetted out.

Glyn Jones, chief executive of Stobart Aviation, said “The airport is delighted to welcome Flyone passengers to our rapidly growing airport.

"Already in 2019, we have expanded our route network and continued to improve the experience passengers have when they get to the airport in terms of food, drink and shopping."

The service will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Tickets start from £62.04 one-way and can be booked now at www.flyone.md.